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 for fathomed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fathom \Fath"om\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fathomed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Fathoming.]
     1. To encompass with the arms extended or encircling; to
        measure by throwing the arms about; to span. [Obs.]
        --Purchas.
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     2. To measure by a sounding line; especially, to sound the
        depth of; to penetrate, measure, and comprehend; to get to
        the bottom of. --Dryden.
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              The page of life that was spread out before me
              seemed dull and commonplace, only because I had not
              fathomed its deeper import.           --Hawthotne.
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