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re·search  (r-s?rch, rs?rch)
1. Scholarly or scientific investigation or inquiry. See Synonyms at inquiry.
2. Close, careful study.
v. re·searched, re·search·ing, re·search·es
To engage in or perform research.
1. To study (something) thoroughly so as to present in a detailed, accurate manner: researching the effects of acid rain.
2. To do research for: research a magazine article.

[Obsolete French recerche, from recercher, to search closely, from Old French : re-, re- + cerchier, to search; see search.]

re·searcha·ble adj.
re·searcher, re·searchist n.

research  /rsrt, risrt/  v. [I;T] -es to study s.t. deeply, (syn.) to investigate: He researched many books and magazines in the library for his term paper.
n. [U] a study of information about s.t., (syn.) an inquiry: She did research in a chemical laboratory. -n. researcher. research

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