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expiscate

[ek-spuh-skeyt, ek-spis-keyt] /ˈɛk spəˌskeɪt, ɛkˈspɪs keɪt/
verb (used with object), expiscated, expiscating. Chiefly Scot.
1.
to find out by thorough and detailed investigation; discover through scrupulous examination.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin expiscātus, past participle of expiscārī to fish out. See ex-1, pisci-, -ate1
Related forms
expiscation, noun
expiscatory
[ek-spis-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɛkˈspɪs kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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