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explore

[ ik-splawr, -splohr ]
/ 瑟k藞spl蓴r, -藞splo蕣r /
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verb (used with object), ex路plored, ex路plor路ing.
to traverse or range over (a region, area, etc.) for the purpose of discovery: to explore the island.
to look into closely; scrutinize; examine: Let us explore the possibilities for improvement.
Surgery. to investigate into, especially mechanically, as with a probe.
Obsolete. to search for; search out.
verb (used without object), ex路plored, ex路plor路ing.
to engage in exploration.
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Origin of explore

1575鈥85; <Latin expl艒r膩re to search out, examine, equivalent to ex-ex-1 + pl艒r膩re to cry out, probably originally with reference to hunting cries

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British Dictionary definitions for explore

explore
/ (瑟k藞spl蓴藧) /

verb
(tr) to examine or investigate, esp systematically
to travel to or into (unfamiliar or unknown regions), esp for organized scientific purposes
(tr) med to examine (an organ or part) for diagnostic purposes
(tr) obsolete to search for or out

Derived forms of explore

explorer, noun

Word Origin for explore

C16: from Latin expl艒r膩re, from ex- 1 + pl艒r膩re to cry aloud; probably from the shouts of hunters sighting prey
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for explore

explore
[ 沫k-spl么r ]

v.
To examine for diagnostic purposes.
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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