probe /ˈprob/ 名詞
Probe v. t. [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.
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 scissors, or 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.
n 1: an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities;
"there was a congressional probe into the scandal" [syn:
2: a flexible slender surgical instrument used to explore
wounds or body cavities
3: an exploratory action or expedition
4: an investigation conducted using a probe instrument
v 1: question or examine thoroughly and closely [syn: examine]
2: examine physically with or as if with a probe; "probe an
anthill" [syn: dig into, poke into]