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Definition of indagation in English:
noun[mass noun] rare
Research or investigation.
- For the better indagation of the nature of the Holy Ghost, I shall proceed by certain steps and degrees; which as they will render the discourse more clear, so will they also make the arguments more evident.
- This matter stands in need both of a higher indagation, and of a longer explication than is pertinent to the present inquisition.
- I perceived that some insight into chemical operations was highly conducive to the true knowledge of nature, and especially to the indagation of several of her most abstruse mysteries
Late 16th century: from Latin indagatio(n-), from indagare 'investigate'.
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