investigative[in ves′tə gāt′iv, -gə tiv]
- of or characterized by investigation
- inclined to investigate
Origin of investigativeMedieval Latin investigativus
- Of or relating to investigation: investigative methods.
- Characterized by or engaged in investigation; specializing in uncovering and reporting hidden information: investigative journalism.
(comparative more investigative, superlative most investigative)
investigate + -ive