I have been using Google advanced search operators like intext:, inurl, intitle, etc. And I know that when search in Google we can use * as a wildcard operator.

But I have tried to used * as the wildcard operator in advance search operators. As a example intext:scien* to search words like science, scientific, etc. And it seems to be not working.

Can anyone please tell me how to use wildcards in Google advanced search operators?

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Short answer

At this time Google doesn't have an operator for word variants.


Google used to have tilde ~ as search operator for word variants but it was retired1 from the official help article2.


1: Google's Tilde Operator No Longer Works
2: Search operators

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