1. investigating the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
  2. starting signal a signal to begin (as in a race)
  3. private investigator someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
  4. investigation an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
  5. starting gate a movable barrier on the starting line of a race course
  6. sophisticated having worldly knowledge and refinement
  7. starting stall a movable barrier on the starting line of a race course
  8. starting line a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
  9. police investigation the investigation of criminal activities
  10. starting time the time at which something is supposed to begin
  11. devastating wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction
  12. investigate conduct an inquiry of
  13. investigative designed to find information or ascertain facts
  14. starting point earliest limiting point
  15. investigator someone who inquires carefully
  16. throat infection an infection of the oral pharynx and tonsils by streptococcus
  17. investigatory designed to find information or ascertain facts
  18. speed skating competitive skating on speed skates
  19. starting handle crank used to start an engine
  20. star divination a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon