Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun probe

4 senses of probe

Sense 1
probe, investigation -- (an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities; "there was a congressional probe into the scandal")
       => inquiry, enquiry, research -- (a search for knowledge; "their pottery deserves more research than it has received")

Sense 2
probe -- (a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities)
       => surgical instrument -- (a medical instrument used in surgery)

Sense 3
probe -- (an exploratory action or expedition)
       => exploration -- (a careful systematic search)

Sense 4
probe -- (an investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity)
       => research -- (systematic investigation to establish facts)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb probe

2 senses of probe

Sense 1
probe, examine -- (question or examine thoroughly and closely)
       => investigate, look into -- (investigate scientifically; "Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese")

Sense 2
probe, dig into, poke into -- (examine physically with or as if with a probe; "probe an anthill")
       => penetrate, perforate -- (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest")

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