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interrogation Syllabification: in·ter·ro·ga·tion
Pronunciation: /inˌterəˈɡāSH(ə)n/

Definition of interrogation in English:


The action of interrogating or the process of being interrogated: would he keep his mouth shut under interrogation? he had conducted hundreds of criminal interrogations
More example sentences
  • Prior interrogation allowed the witness to see what investigators suspected and prepare an explanation.
  • I think you can use rough interrogation, you may be able to use trickery, questions.
  • The man beside me told the guard I had just come from interrogation.
questioning, cross-questioning, cross-examination, quizzing;
interview, debriefing, inquiry, the third degree
informal grilling



Example sentences
  • Many, however, will likely be deported, often to countries that don't offer protection from interrogational abuse.
  • There is gratuitous torture, interrogational torture, judicial torture, vengeful torture, intimidational torture, torture as punishment and noble cause torture.
  • At the same time the model does not completely bar the possibility that interrogational torture will be used by officials and later ratified by the public.

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