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 (rĭ-sûrch′, rē′sûrch′)
1. Careful study of a given subject, field, or problem, undertaken to discover facts or principles.
2. An act or period of such study: her researches of medieval parish records.
v. re·searched, re·search·ing, re·search·es
To engage in or perform research.
1. To study (something) thoroughly so as to present in a detailed, accurate manner: researching the effects of acid rain.
2. To do research for: research a magazine article.

[Obsolete French recerche, from recercher, to search closely, from Old French : re-, re- + cerchier, to search; see search.]

re·search′a·ble adj.
re·search′er, re·search′ist n.
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investigated into; explored to find out information
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[rɪˈsɜːrtʃt] adjdocumenté(e)
well researched, well-researched → bien documenté(e)
thoroughly researched → soigneusement documenté(e)
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Occupational health and safety issues of African American women, in general, have been poorly researched. More specifically, women employed in the poultry processing industry in the rural South have not been systematically studied.
Many critical clinical problems have not been rigorously researched. Nevertheless, they need to be addressed vigorously using the best possible judgment by educators and clinicians.
Nevertheless, this group of responses shares the assumption that the information being researched is available and research amounts to "search", evidenced by such expressions as "searching" (1a), "find out" (1b), "looking up" (1c) and "looking for" (1d).

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