"probes" in the noun sense
1. probe, investigation
an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
"there was a congressional probe into the scandal"
a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities
an exploratory action or expedition
an investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity
"probes" in the verb sense
1. probe, examine
question or examine thoroughly and closely
2. probe, dig into, poke into
examine physically with or as if with a probe
"probe an anthill"
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