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See definition of ferret on Dictionary.com
  • as insnoop
  • as inprier
  • as insnooper
  • as inransack
  • as inroot
  • as inscout
  • as insearch
  • as inunearth
  • as ingrub

synonyms for ferret

  • busybody
  • detective
  • eavesdropper
  • gumshoe
  • meddler
  • pragmatist
  • pry
  • quidnunc
  • rubberneck
  • scout
  • sleuth
  • snooper
  • butt-in
  • peeping Tom
  • pryer
See also synonyms for: ferreted / ferreting
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How to use ferret in a sentence

A decade ago, scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health used ferrets to engineer a highly lethal flu virus.
A SCIENCE IN THE SHADOWSDAVID WILLMAN, MADISON MULLERAUGUST 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Two researchers responded and were funded, and they discovered genetic changes that regulated H5N1 transmissibility in ferrets.
“WE NEVER CREATED A SUPERVIRUS.” RALPH BARIC EXPLAINS GAIN-OF-FUNCTION RESEARCH.ROWAN JACOBSENJULY 26, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
His incarceration had made him less social and he was now like a lonely ferret without much to say.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IIMICHAEL K. LAVERSJULY 14, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
While there are no immediate plans to reintroduce the ferret at TBNG, it may well be the best existing site across the species’ range in 12 western states, Mexico, and Canada.
THE FIGHT TO SAVE AMERICA’S MOST ENDANGERED MAMMALULA CHROBAKMARCH 5, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Wildlife officials estimate that more than 15,000 acres of prairie dog colonies are needed to provide for a self-sustaining ferret population with 100 breeding adults.
THE FIGHT TO SAVE AMERICA’S MOST ENDANGERED MAMMALULA CHROBAKMARCH 5, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
After that, officials never again spotted any ferrets in the area.
THE FIGHT TO SAVE AMERICA’S MOST ENDANGERED MAMMALULA CHROBAKMARCH 5, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
While this majority would likely favor restoring ferrets, a relative few were able to influence decisions on the ground at Thunder Basin.
THE FIGHT TO SAVE AMERICA’S MOST ENDANGERED MAMMALULA CHROBAKMARCH 5, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Illuminated in the beam of the headlights, the ferret and the ranger stared at each other for one and a half minutes, before it padded away into the night.
THE FIGHT TO SAVE AMERICA’S MOST ENDANGERED MAMMALULA CHROBAKMARCH 5, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
A small population of the ferrets was discovered in Wyoming in the 1980s, and skin biopsies from several of them were sent to San Diego’s Frozen Zoo, where they went into a deep-freeze for over 30 years.
THE FIRST ENDANGERED AMERICAN ANIMAL HAS BEEN CLONEDVANESSA BATES RAMIREZFEBRUARY 19, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
In each cage, the ferrets who received the placebo contracted the virus, and the ferrets who received the treatment did not contract the virus.
THE CDC RELEASED A COVID-19 TEST KNOWING IT HAD A HIGH FAILURE RATERACHAEL ZISKNOVEMBER 9, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
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WORDS RELATED TO FERRET

  • beat
  • break
  • burrow
  • clean
  • clear
  • comb
  • delve
  • excavate
  • ferret
  • fine-tooth-comb
  • forage
  • hunt
  • poke
  • prepare
  • probe
  • pull up
  • rake
  • ransack
  • root
  • rummage
  • scour
  • search
  • shovel
  • spade
  • unearth
  • uproot
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