Probe (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Probed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Probing.] [L. probare to try, examine. See Prove.]


To examine, as a wound, an ulcer, or some cavity of the body, with a probe.


Fig.: to search to the bottom; to scrutinize or examine thoroughly.


The growing disposition to probe the legality of all acts, of the crown. Hallam.


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Probe, n. Surg.

An instrument for examining the depth or other circumstances of a wound, ulcer, or cavity, or the direction of a sinus, of for exploring for bullets, for stones in the bladder, etc.


Probe, ∨ Probe-pointed, scissors Surg., scissors used to open wounds, the blade of which, to be thrust into the orifice, has a button at the end.



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