expiscate

transitive verb

ex·​pis·​cate
ˈekspə̇ˌskāt,
ekˈspiˌs-
-ed/-ing/-s
chiefly Scottish
: to discover by careful examination or investigation : search out
has with much ingenuity endeavored to expiscate the truthW. L. Alexander
expiscation
ˌekspəˈskāshən
-(ˌ)spiˈs-
noun
plural -s
chiefly Scottish

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Expiscate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expiscate. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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