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English definition of “investigative”

investigative

adjective    /ɪnˈves·tɪˌɡeɪ·t̬ɪv/
intended to examine something carefully, esp. to discover the truth about it: an investigative panel He's one of the paper's strongest investigative reporters (= someone whose job is gathering facts to be published).
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