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interrogate

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈter.ə.ɡeɪt/ us  
to ask someone a lot of questions for a long time in order to get information, sometimes using threats or violence: Thousands of dissidents have been interrogated or imprisoned in recent weeks. specialized computing to get information from a computer
interrogation
noun [C or U] uk   /ɪnˌter.əˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ us  
One by one they were taken for interrogation. She was subjected to torture and lengthy interrogations.
interrogator
noun [C] uk   /-ɡeɪ.tər/ us    /-ɡeɪ.t̬ɚ/
a person who interrogates someone
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