transitive verb
per·​lus·​trate | \ (ˌ)pərˈləˌstrāt \

Definition of perlustrate

: to go through and examine thoroughly : survey perlustrate a building

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History and Etymology for perlustrate

Latin perlustratus, past participle of perlustrare, from per- through + lustrare to traverse, survey, lustrate, brighten

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“Perlustrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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