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English definition of “searching”

searching

adjective     /ˈsɜː.tʃɪŋ/ US  /ˈsɝː-/
intended to find out the often hidden truth about something: I think we need to ask some searching questions about how the money has been spent .Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value searchingly     /-li/ adverb Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
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