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v. in·ves·ti·gat·ed, in·ves·ti·gat·ing, in·ves·ti·gates
To observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically: investigate a crime; investigate ways to use less energy; investigate whether the virus is contagious.
To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.

[Latin investīgāre, investīgāt- : in-, in; see in-2 + vestīgāre, to track (from vestīgium, footprint).]

in·ves′ti·ga·ble (-gə-bəl) adj.
in·ves′ti·ga·to′ry (-gə-tôr′ē) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.investigatory - designed to find information or ascertain facts; "a fact-finding committee"; "investigative reporting"
inquiring - given to inquiry; "an inquiring mind"


[ɪnˈvestɪˌgeɪtərɪ] ADJ [committee, panel] → investigador


[ɪnˈvɛstɪgətəri] adjd'investigation
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