detect

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From Latin detectus, perfect passive participle of detegere (to uncover or disclose), from de- + tegere (to cover); see tegument, tile, thatch

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detect (third-person singular simple present detects, present participle detecting, simple past and past participle detected)

  1. to discover or find by careful search, examination, or probing

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detect (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Detected.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Fabyan to this entry?)

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