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14 Dec 2008

Jargon: Perusal

pe·ruse
Pronunciation:
\pə-ˈrüz\
Function:
transitive verb
Inflected Form(s):
pe·rusedpe·rus·ing
Etymology:
Middle English, to use up, deal with in sequence, from Latin per- thoroughly + Middle English usen to use
Date:
1532
1 a: to examine or consider with attention and in detail : study    b: to look over or through in a casual or cursory manner2: read ; especially : to read over in an attentive or leisurely manner
— pe·rus·al  \-ˈrü-zəl\ noun
— pe·rus·er noun

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