indagation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin indāgātiō, from indāgō (I investigate).

Noun[edit]

indagation (countable and uncountable, plural indagations)

  1. (obsolete) Investigation, inquiry.
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, I.10:
      Part hereof hath been discovered by himself, and some by humane indagation: which though magnified as fresh inventions unto us, are stale unto his cognition.
  2. (medicine) The determination of the condition of the genital parts at the termination of the puerperium preliminary to the discharge of the patient.