Translation of probe in Spanish:


sondar, v.

Pronunciation /proʊb//prəʊb/

transitive verb

  • 1

    Technology Medicine
    • The surgeon will then view and probe the joint, looking directly through the scope or at pictures it sends to a video monitor.
    • To assess for undermined and tunneled areas, use a moistened cotton-tipped applicator to probe the wound periphery.
    • Some tribes even allowed men to watch while the virgins were probed and prodded.
    • Nadine has probed her needles in between my teeth to check the state of the pockets under the gums.
    • Leaning over the groaning teen, Vincent's nimble fingers began to probe the wound as he yelled out instructions.
    • Fingers and blades probe into his belly, cutting, pulling, carelessly.
    • He gently probed the wound at her temple and concluded that she would probably be just fine if she did not fall asleep for a few hours.
    • Doctors have been prodding and probing women for centuries to help produce healthy babies.
    • Almost hesitantly, hands settled on either side of his thigh, then the hands squeezed tight and he let his own hands fall away, feeling something probe the wound.
    • Rock Wrens use their long bills to probe into narrow crevices and find prey.
    • ‘Holding,’ he answered, allowing her to gently probe the sealed wound.
    • To him, everybody looked like some twisted alien, with long spindly arms that would probe every part of his body; and he didn't want anything to do with them.
    • After a moment, she poked at the memory of what had happened, probing it like she probed her sternum.
    • Endoscopically, the surgeon examines the graft, probes it, and confirms that no further notchplasty is required.
    • Hairy Woodpeckers forage primarily on the trunks or main limbs of trees, where they probe into crevices and scale off bark searching for prey.
    • The ants probed the caterpillars much less often than they poked at mealworms.
    • Lee probed the wound, sighing in relief when he determined it was just a graze.
    • Through optical spectroscopy, researchers can probe the trapped particle's size, shape, refractive index and chemical composition.
    • I don't think I shall ever know: in the time of recovery it seemed dangerous to ask and then the time for asking passed and one was afraid to probe an old wound.
  • 2

    (private life/finances) investigar
    (public opinion) sondear
    (subconscious/mind) explorar
    (past) rastrear
    • In this context, I support the hard effort that the House special committee has been making to probe into a number of cases.
    • The book probes the limits of forensic osteology and examines both successes and failures.
    • They argued that the police probe into the suicide of the suspect, a former diving expert and wrestler without any criminal record, was not convincing.
    • Moreover, the party has formed a special task force to probe the matter.
    • It probed crime and business for the government and now has about 400 representative offices around the world.
    • The three men, who have not been named, were arrested and bailed as part of a police probe into proxy voting at last year's local elections.
    • The special examiner then probed the legitimacy of William's first marriage to Marion.
    • I was tempted to ask him where he had been but what right did I have to probe into his life?
    • The huge scam has led to a task team being set up to fully examine government purchasing and to probe the extent of the financial loss.
    • His eyes seemed to probe into her soul, finding stones and overturning them to find secrets she had been hiding for a long, long time.
    • In that effort her approach was weighty and dark, probing and technically assured.
    • These three findings have affected me as a researcher by pressing me to probe into social behavior.
    • As substantive policy issues become more difficult to explore, journalists are more likely to probe such information.
    • But at some point, I'm going to have to probe into your personal life so that I can make an effective assessment.
    • He is not going to be allowed to probe into her life.
    • But the court is not retroactive and cannot probe crimes committed before July 1.
    • A nursing home is at the centre of a police and social services probe into the death of a former resident.
    • Police are also probing whether icy roads contributed to a crash in which a man died.
    • The Special Investigations Unit, which probes all police shootings in Ontario, was tight-lipped about the tape.
    • I could feel his mind trying to probe into my thoughts, to see what I was thinking.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    introducir una sonda
  • 2

    to probe into sth
    • police are probing into his business affairs la policía está investigando sus actividades financieras
    • they probed more deeply into the mystery continuaron tratando de esclarecer el misterio
    • to probe for sth
    • he probed for information about her childhood trató de sonsacarle información sobre su infancia


  • 1

    Medicine Electricity
    sonda feminine
    • Cryotherapy can be used via both the rigid and flexible bronchoscopes, and rigid, semirigid, and flexible probes are commercially available.
    • For these exams, the transducer is attached to a probe that's inserted into a natural opening in your body.
    • If a lesion is embedded in the wall of the colon, that part of the colon can be removed laparoscopically using a laparoscopic radiographic probe.
    • For the next eighty days Garfield lay at the mercy of a team of doctors who inserted probes into his wound and deepened its track in a vain effort to locate the bullet lodged in the president's body.
    • Coagulation was carried out with soft palpation of the probe against the bronchial wall, without pushing.
    • The introduction of the electron probe and the ability to date individual grains has increased the chances of identifying source rocks of sediments.
    • A drawback of this study is that instrument accuracy was not assessed and the position of the probe in the nasopharynx was not specified.
    • The probe can be used in a variety of medical applications
    • For an observer to acquire both donor and acceptor fluorescence for this dual-image ratiometric measurement, the fluorescent probes must exhibit spectral overlap.
    • The electric and magnetic fields the probe measured built up a more detailed picture of the magnetopause, including the flow of electrons in the diffusion region.
    • These fibres were steadily improved and eventually resulted in the needle probe which is inserted by means of a guide cannula into the tissue.
    • A snap-on clip that attaches to the center of the probe and acts as a guide for the exploring needle is included.
    • Schlumberger already makes electron beam probes but these rely on access to the on-chip metal lines to pick up signals.
    • These probes could be repeatedly and safely inserted through the fiberoptic bronchoscope in normal healthy volunteers.
    • A single lesion involving a tracheotomy stoma was treated with the direct application of the probe without using the bronchoscope.
    • To measure leaf reflectance, the leaf was sandwiched between the nonreflecting, polyurethane black body and the light probe.
    • One of the first practical uses of alpha radiation was as a nuclear probe.
    • The redox probe could reach the electrode along the channel formed by AmB, easily corresponding to the electrochemical response obtained.
    • Electrons at the probe tip are excited and interact with the vibrational atoms of the sample to produce a spectrum identifying the chemical composition of the material.
    • Researchers in the United Kingdom have used the probe to monitor patients during hip replacement and cardiac surgical procedures, according to the release.
    • The sensing of oxygen with phosphorescent probes is based on luminescence quenching.
    • In a cryopexy procedure, a probe with a frozen tip is placed externally on the sclera over the area of a retinal hole or tear.
    • Soil water content at the various depths were measured by a neutron probe and extraction was calculated by water balance.
    • A needle probe is placed into one of several locations such as the tongue.
    • To test a spark plug, I put the ohmmeter probes on the center electrode and the wire terminal.
    • One of the best ways to capture these images is to use tomography, which allows us to see the inside of an object without inserting probes or sensors.
    • The formation of reactive oxygen intermediates was monitored with a fluorescence probe allowing continuous measurements.
    • These lesions were better treated by attempting fulguration with the coagulation probe.
    • The GeneChip Drosophila genome array was hybridized with the test or control probes in parallel experiments.
    • The gaps responsible for the abnormal results had apparently resealed suggesting that it is worthwhile to persist with sensor probes that generate abnormal measurements initially.
    • A test probe head has a plurality of electrically conducting wire members held in place in a frame by movable plates.
    • Specially designed probes detect the electric field strength inside the head.
    • In most cases, ultrasound scans are used on the surface of the body, with the probe moving over the skin.
    • The tightly focused light produces an intense electromagnetic field that could be used as a probe or to manipulate atoms or other tiny objects.
    • A sonographic probe is inserted through a port in the bronchoscope and can demonstrate the relationship of the bronchoscope to the adjacent enlarged lymph nodes.
    • The surgeon passes the probe over the surgical site again and excises more specimen if elevated radioactive readings continue to occur.
    • Esophageal probes have been used mainly in the operating room, but esophageal temperature is rarely monitored in critical care areas, and placement of the probe varies.
    • The resulting steady-state pressures were measured using a pressure probe as a manometer.
    • To do this, the RNFA placed sterile gel in the end of the sterile sleeve, placed the probe in the sleeve, and placed the probe in the groin area with a small amount of pressure.
  • 2space probe

    sonda espacial feminine
  • 3

    investigación feminine
    • The Amnesty report said ‘many’ cases have not been investigated and called for a civilian-led probe into all killings by British forces, with findings made public.
    • A federal probe into the matter has been going on since October.
    • Reportedly an inquiry is under way by the Chairman of school and senior officers are likely to arrive for further probe into the matter.
    • That's not to say they haven't done the occasional probe into human rights issues or corruption for that matter, but these have been few and far between and that's an unfortunate fact.
    • Muslim leaders have demanded a thorough probe into the Godhra incidents and the Gujarat riots.
    • An Indonesian investigative mission has completed a probe into the September 1999 killing of a Dutch journalist in East Timor, the mission chief said Friday.
    • The Vigilance Department has now decided to launch a detailed probe into the matter.
    • It is deplorable that the ruling camp is meddling in the special investigation team's probe into the $500 million secret payment to North Korea.
    • The arrests followed Operation Norfolk, a probe into drug trafficking conducted by the National Crime Squad.
    • As part of efforts to find those involved in the crime, the governor ordered a full-swing probe into civil servants who had allegedly used their academic documents to seek promotion.
    • Against this background, the prosecution ought to conduct a thorough probe into the incident in which its four members were also involved.
    • Fire investigators were expected to launch a probe into the cause of the blaze later today.
    • The PC, who has 13 years' service, was suspended with pay pending a probe into the matter, before Paul gave orders to charge him.
    • The investigation is the latest probe into alleged irregularities in the ambulance service during 2000 and 2001.
    • He claimed South African mercenaries were training rebels in Kindu to use the smuggled weapons, and demanded an international probe into the matter.
    • One issue surrounded perception of how BNP allegations were being investigated compared with Operation Wheel, the probe into the riots of 2001.
    • He says he has not discussed the issue of protecting any company or individual from the Joint Investigating Team's probe into the arms deal with anyone.
    • The apex court reportedly acted on the petition which sought a CBI [Central Bureau of Investigation] probe into the killings.
    • A probe into how the New College students came to study the wrong curriculum is expected to conclude next week.
    • He is the first GMP officer to be charged in an investigation triggered by a massive probe into Internet porn based in the United States.