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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Search \Search\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Searched; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Searching.] [OE. serchen, cerchen, OF. cerchier, F.
     chercher, L. circare to go about, fr. L. circum, circa,
     around. See Circle.]
     1. To look over or through, for the purpose of finding
        something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city.
        "Search the Scriptures." --John v. 39.
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              They are come to search the house.    --Shak.
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              Search me, O God, and know my heart.  --Ps. cxxxix.
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     2. To inquire after; to look for; to seek.
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              I will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
                                                    --Ezek. xxxiv.
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              Enough is left besides to search and know. --Milton.
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     3. To examine or explore by feeling with an instrument; to
        probe; as, to search a wound.
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     4. To examine; to try; to put to the test.
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     To search out, to seek till found; to find by seeking; as,
        to search out truth.
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     Syn: To explore; examine; scrutinize; seek; investigate; pry
          into; inquire.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Searching \Search"ing\, a.
     Exploring thoroughly; scrutinizing; penetrating; trying; as,
     a searching discourse; a searching eye. "Piercing, searching,
     biting, cold." --Dickens.
     [1913 Webster] -- Search"ing*ly, adv. -- Search"ing*ness,
     n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  searching
      adj 1: diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation; "a
             probing inquiry"; "a searching investigation of their
             past dealings" [syn: inquisitory, probing,
             searching]
      2: having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought,
         expression, or intellect; "searching insights"; "trenchant
         criticism" [syn: searching, trenchant]
      3: exploring thoroughly

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "searching":
     chase, cynegetic, delving, digging, dogging, domiciliary visit,
     dragnet, exploration, fishing, follow, follow-up, following,
     forage, frisk, halieutic, house-search, hue and cry, hunt, hunting,
     in full cry, in hot pursuit, in pursuit, in search of,
     loaded for bear, looking for, nosy, out for, out for bear,
     perquisition, piscatorial, piscatory, poking, posse, probe,
     probing, prosecution, prying, pursuance, pursuant, pursuing,
     pursuit, quest, questing, ransacking, rummage, search,
     search party, search warrant, search-and-destroy operation,
     seeking, shadowing, stalk, stalking, still hunt, tracking,
     tracking down, trailing, turning over
  
  

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