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Definition of Probe


  1. To examine, as a wound, an ulcer, or some cavity of the body, with a probe.
  2. Fig.: to search to the bottom; to scrutinize or examine thoroughly.
  3. An instrument for examining the depth or other circumstances of a wound, ulcer, or cavity, or the direction of a sinus, of for exploring for bullets, for stones in the bladder, etc.

Probe Quotations

Everything we do, every thought we've ever had, is produced by the human brain. But exactly how it operates remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries, and it seems the more we probe its secrets, the more surprises we find.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
Mahatma Gandhi

Physics is about questioning, studying, probing nature. You probe, and, if you're lucky, you get strange clues.
Lene Hau

With any luck, by the time NASA's space probe hits Pluto, you'll be booking a spaceflight with a privately run suborbital airline.
Burt Rutan

Is it right to probe so deeply into Nature's secrets? The question must here be raised whether it will benefit mankind, or whether the knowledge will be harmful.
Pierre Curie
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Probe Translations

probe in French is sonde, stylev, scrutent, scruter, sondons, sondent
probe in German is Tastkopf/tester
probe in Spanish is sonda
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