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used in A Farewell to Arms

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to investigate; or an investigation


any of various instrument used for investigation — such as:
  • an instrument to measure electronic voltage
  • a surgical tool used for examination
  • an unmanned spacecraft used for exploration
  • Lacerations of the scalp (he probed Does that hurt?)
    Book One (75% in)
probed = investigated (explored the wound with a medical instrument)
  • Now I'll probe for some of this if you like but it's not necessary.
    Book One (76% in)
  • He used a local anaesthetic called something or other "snow," which froze the tissue and avoided pain until the probe, the scalpel or the forceps got below the frozen portion.
    Book Two (16% in)
  • Probing was unsatisfactory, he said.
    Book Two (16% in)

There are no more uses of "probe" in A Farewell to Arms.

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