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Tent, vb. 1) to search, to probe (as a wound): “I'll observe his looks, I'll t. him to the quick,” Hml. II, 2, 626. “mine ear, therein false struck, can take no greater wound, nor t. to bottom that,” Cymb. III, 4, 118 (cannot find the bottom of it).
2) to cure: well might they (your wounds) “fester 'gainst ingratitude, and t. themselves with death,” Cor. I, 9, 31 (cure themselves, be cured by dying).* “'tis a sore upon us you cannot t. yourself,” III, 1, 236. cf. untented == incurable in Lr. I, 4, 322.
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