1. [syn: inquisitory, probing, searching]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Probe \Probe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Probed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Probing.] [L. probare to try, examine. See Prove.]
1. To examine, as a wound, an ulcer, or some cavity of the
body, with a probe.
2. Fig.: to search to the bottom; to scrutinize or examine
The growing disposition to probe the legality of all
acts, of the crown. --Hallam.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation; "a
probing inquiry"; "a searching investigation of their
past dealings" [syn: inquisitory, probing,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
45 Moby Thesaurus words for "probing":
Socratic method, asking, bringing into question,
catechetical method, catechization, catechizing, challenge,
deepening, delving, depression, digging, dispute, drilling,
examination, excavation, fishing, in search of, inquest, inquiring,
inquisition, interpellation, interrogation, investigation,
loaded for bear, looking for, lowering, mining, nosy, out for,
out for bear, poking, probe, prying, pumping, querying, quest,
questioning, quiz, quizzing, research, searching, seeking, sinkage,