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  • v. To travel through an area in examination or survey.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To view or scan thoroughly; survey.

Etymologies

Latin perlustratus, the perfect participle of perlustro, from per- + lustro ("wander through"), from lustrum. (Wiktionary)

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  • Mr Asterias perlustrated the sea-coast for several days, and reaped disappointment, but not despair.

    - Thomas Love Peacock, Nightmare Abbey, ch. 7

    September 3, 2008

  • to go through and examine thoroughly;to survey

    November 6, 2007