• Any of various medical instruments used to explore wounds, organs, etc.
  • Something which penetrates something else, as though to explore; something which obtains information.
  • An act of probing; a prod, a poke.
  • An investigation or inquiry.
  • A tube attached to an aircraft which can be fitted into the drogue from a tanker aircraft to allow for aerial refuelling.
  • A small device, especially an electrode, used to explore, investigate or measure something by penetrating or being placed in it.
  • A small, usually unmanned, spacecraft used to acquire information or measurements about its surroundings.
  • a move with multiple answers seeking to make the opponent choose and commit to a strategy
  • Any group of atoms or molecules radioactively labeled in order to study a given molecule or other structure


  • To explore, investigate, or question
  • To insert a probe into.


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  • For verb: borrowed from Latin probare ("to test, examine, prove"), from probus.
  • For noun: borrowed from Late Latin proba ("a proof"), from probare; proof. Compare Spanish tienta ("a surgeon's probe"), from tentar; see tempt.

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