experiment (n.)
investigation, inquiry, exploration
1H4 III.i.46[Glendower to Hotspur] bring him out that is but woman's son / Can ... hold me pace in deep experiments
MW IV.ii.32[Mistress Page to Mistress Ford, of Ford and Page] [he] hath drawn him and the rest of their company from their sport, to make another experiment of his suspicion
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