Probe

Definition of Probe

v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Probed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Probing.]
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 thoroughly.
The growing disposition to probe the legality of all acts, of the crown.
- Hallam.
n.1.(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 scissors
(Surg.) scissors used to open wounds, the blade of which, to be thrust into the orifice, has a button at the end.
- Wiseman.

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