Expiscate Ex*pis"cate, v. t. [L. expiscatus, p. p. of expiscari to fish out; ex out+piscari to fish, piscis fish.] To fish out; to find out by skill or laborious investigation; to search out. ``To expiscate principles.'' [R.] --Nichol. [1913 Webster]

Dr. Burton has with much ingenuity endeavored to expiscate the truth which may be involved in them. --W. L. Alexander. [1913 Webster]

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  • expiscate — expiscation, n. expiscatory /ek spis keuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /ek speuh skayt , ek spis kayt/, v.t., expiscated, expiscating. Chiefly Scot. to find out by thorough and detailed investigation; discover through scrupulous examination. [1605 15; …   Universalium

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