experiment (up)on (someone or something)

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experiment (up)on (someone or something)

To perform tests on someone or something in order to gain insight and data about it. We got approval to start experimenting on mice, so we can see how the procedure affects their islet cells.
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experiment (up)on someone or something

to use someone or something as the subject of an experiment. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Do you think we should experiment upon people? The researchers were experimenting on a new drug that might cure rabies.
See also: experiment, on
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This bold experiment upon the discernment of his countrymen has been hazarded by a writer who (whatever may be his real merit) has had no inconsiderable share in the applauses of his party[1]; and who, upon this false and unfounded suggestion, has built a series of observations equally false and unfounded.
He was no doubt of opinion that it was quite good enough for a child to experiment upon, and went his way, when I had thanked him with a profuseness of gratitude I still remember, with an unmoved countenance.
The development of Google Glass HUD on the older version of the game has pave way for the rest of the versions, including the latest GTA 5, to experiment upon.
Theatre is a great platform to express yourself & experiment upon your creative skills.
The grave robbers who supplied medical students with dead bodies to experiment upon.
It is said his Lordship grounds his chances upon having already made the experiment upon a Kitten.
It must be ready, at any moment, to turn back upon itself, experiment upon itself, and put itself at risk, as the ethically dubious artist does in Jeffrey Thomas's short story.
IN the 18th century, the medical profession was beginning to make incredible discoveries, but without bodies to experiment upon and dissect, they would do nothing.
From observations of tutor led sessions, it is apparent that very few students knew how to undertake the experiment upon arriving at their apparatus, and waited for a member of staff to show them.
Referring to media reports that Red Chinese authorities had imprisoned some people "solely to experiment upon them," the President declared: "This is deeply troubling, and a warning sign that should prompt all of us to think through these issues very carefully.
If human embryos merely represent "potential" life, what is so scandalous about creating them "solely to experiment upon them"?
We must accumulate fact upon fact, and add experiment upon experiment, and, I should say, not wrangle too much with incredulous outsiders about the conclusiveness of any one, but trust to the mass of evidence for conviction.
Yet the thought experiment upon which the movie rests is ultimately contrived.
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