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[ik-splawr-er, -splohr-] /ɪkˈsplɔr ər, -ˈsploʊr-/

a person or thing that .
a person who investigates unknown regions:
the great explorers of the Renaissance.
any instrument used in or sounding a wound, a cavity in a tooth, or the like.
(initial capital letter). Also called Explorer Scout. a person between the ages 14 and 20 who is an active participant in the program sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America.
(initial capital letter) Aerospace. one of a long series of U.S. scientific satellites: Explorer 1 (1958) was the first U.S. artificial satellite.
(US) a member of the senior branch of the Scouts Brit equivalent Venture Scout
any of the first series of US satellites. Explorer 1, launched in 1958, confirmed the existence of intense radiation belts around the earth

1680s, agent noun from explore. Replaced earlier exploratour (mid-15c.).

explorer ex·plor·er (ĭk-splôr’ər)
A sharp, pointed probe used on tooth surfaces to detect caries or other defects.


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    noun 1. a low, wide tent having a ridgepole and affording considerable sleeping space but very little headroom.

  • Exploring

    [ik-splawr, -splohr] /ɪkˈsplɔr, -ˈsploʊr/ verb (used with object), explored, exploring. 1. to traverse or range over (a region, area, etc.) for the purpose of discovery: to explore the island. 2. to look into closely; scrutinize; examine: Let us explore the possibilities for improvement. 3. Surgery. to investigate into, especially mechanically, as with a probe. 4. […]

  • Explosible

    [ik-sploh-zuh-buh l, -suh-] /ɪkˈsploʊ zə bəl, -sə-/ adjective 1. capable of being exploded. 2. liable to explode.

  • Explosimeter

    [ek-sploh-zim-i-ter, -sim-] /ˌɛk sploʊˈzɪm ɪ tər, -ˈsɪm-/ noun 1. a device for measuring the concentration of potentially explosive fumes.

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