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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

Human beings are attracted to novelty: to probe the 'adjacent possible.' We didn't stay in the caves. We didn't stay on the planet, and soon we won't stay within the limitations of our biology. We move forward. We transcend our limits. We go to the moon, and we create the Internet.
Jason Silva

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

If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
Jimmy Carter

I think that if you were to probe a lot of people's religious opinions, they would not be as religious as the numbers would suggest.
Steven Pinker
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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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