Definitions

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  • v. To fish out; to find out by skill or laborious investigation; to search out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To fish out; to find out by skill or laborious investigation; to search out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To search out; hence, to discover by subtle means or by strict examination.

Etymologies

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Latin expiscatus, past participle of expiscari to fish out; ex out + piscari to fish, piscis fish.

Examples

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  • Fish Story

    The lads came back shockingly late

    Unsteady in speech and in gait,

    With a tale piscatory

    Of ichthyic glory

    The ladies will labor to expiscate.

    November 19, 2014

  • JM is testy about some expiscate instances.

    May 9, 2011

  • Or deichthyofaunate.

    July 17, 2008

  • To fish out.

    July 17, 2008