expiscate

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

Definition of expiscate

-ed/-ing/-s

chiefly Scottish

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

expiscation

\ˌekspəˈskāshən, -(ˌ)spiˈs-\ noun, plural

-s

chiefly Scottish

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Origin and Etymology of expiscate

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


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