Definition of perscrutate in English:

perscrutate

verb

rare, literary
  • with object To make a careful or thorough investigation of (something).

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Robert Wild (d. 1679), nonconformist minister and satirical poet. Either from classical Latin perscrūtāt-, past participial stem of perscrūtārī perscrute, or back-formation from perscrutation.

Pronunciation

perscrutate

/pəːˈskruːteɪt/