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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Explore  \Ex*plore"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Explored};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Exploring}.]  [L.  explorare  to  explore;  ex  out+plorare 
  to  cry  out  aloud,prob.  orig.,  to  cause  to  flow;  perh.  akin  to 
  E.  flow:  cf  F.  explorer.] 
  1.  To  seek  for  or  after  to  strive  to  attain  by  search;  to 
  look  wisely  and  carefully  for  [Obs.] 
 
  Explores  the  lost,  the  wandering  sheep  directs. 
  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  search  through  or  into  to  penetrate  or  range  over  for 
  discovery;  to  examine  thoroughly;  as  to  explore  new 
  countries  or  seas;  to  explore  the  depths  of  science. 
  ``Hidden  frauds  [to]  explore.''  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  explore 
  v  1:  inquire  into  [syn:  {research},  {search}] 
  2:  travel  to  or  penetrate  into  of  unknown  territory,  for 
  scientific  purposes 
  3:  examine  minutely 
  4:  examine  for  diagnostic  purposes,  as  of  organs 




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