plural -s
: a thorough examination : careful investigation

Word History


French, from Middle French, from Latin perscrutation-, perscrutatio, from perscrutatus (past participle of perscrutari to examine thoroughly, from per- thoroughly + scrutari to search, examine) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Perscrutation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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