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

  Probe \Probe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Probed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Probing.] [L. probare to try, examine. See Prove.]
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     1. To examine, as a wound, an ulcer, or some cavity of the
        body, with a probe.
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     2. Fig.: to search to the bottom; to scrutinize or examine
        thoroughly. --Dryden.
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              The growing disposition to probe the legality of all
              acts, of the crown.                   --Hallam.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation; "a
             probing inquiry"; "a searching investigation of their
             past dealings" [syn: inquisitory, probing,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "probing":
     Socratic method, asking, bringing into question,
     catechetical method, catechization, catechizing, challenge,
     deepening, delving, depression, digging, dispute, drilling,
     examination, excavation, fishing, in search of, inquest, inquiring,
     inquisition, interpellation, interrogation, investigation,
     loaded for bear, looking for, lowering, mining, nosy, out for,
     out for bear, poking, probe, prying, pumping, querying, quest,
     questioning, quiz, quizzing, research, searching, seeking, sinkage,
     sinking, tunneling

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