verb (used with object), ex·plored, ex·plor·ing.
verb (used without object), ex·plored, ex·plor·ing.
Origin of explore
British Dictionary definitions for explorability
Word Origin for explore
Word Origin and History for explorability
1580s, "to investigate, examine," a back-formation from exploration, or else from Middle French explorer (16c.), from Latin explorare "investigate, search out, examine, explore," said to be originally a hunters' term meaning "set up a loud cry," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + plorare "to cry."
But second element also explained as "to make to flow," from pluere "to flow." Meaning "to go to a country or place in quest of discoveries" is first attested 1610s. Related: Explored; exploring.