transitive verb
ex·​pis·​cate | \ ˈekspə̇ˌskāt, ekˈspiˌs- \

Definition of expiscate

chiefly Scottish
: to discover by careful examination or investigation : search out has with much ingenuity endeavored to expiscate the truth— W. L. Alexander

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Other Words from expiscate

expiscation \ ˌekspəˈskāshən , -​(ˌ)spiˈs-​ \ noun, plural -s chiefly Scottish

History and Etymology for expiscate

Latin expiscatus, past participle of expiscari, from ex- ex- entry 1 + piscari to fish, from piscis fish

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“Expiscate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expiscate. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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