[ik-splawr, -splohr] /ɪkˈsplɔr, -ˈsploʊr/
verb (used with object), explored, exploring.
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), explored, exploring.
to engage in .
(transitive) to examine or investigate, esp systematically
to travel to or into (unfamiliar or unknown regions), esp for organized scientific purposes
(transitive) (med) to examine (an organ or part) for diagnostic purposes
(transitive) (obsolete) to search for or out
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.
v. ex·plored, ex·plor·ing, ex·plores
To examine for diagnostic purposes.
[ik-sploh-zuh-buh l, -suh-] /ɪkˈsploʊ zə bəl, -sə-/ adjective 1. capable of being exploded. 2. liable to explode.
[ek-sploh-zim-i-ter, -sim-] /ˌɛk sploʊˈzɪm ɪ tər, -ˈsɪm-/ noun 1. a device for measuring the concentration of potentially explosive fumes.
noun, Golf. 1. a shot for playing a golf ball out of a sand trap in which the club is swung down into the sand just under and behind the ball.
- Explosion welding
noun 1. (engineering) the welding of two parts forced together by a controlled explosion