explore /ɪksˈplɔː/

[with obj.] travel in or through (an unfamiliar country or area) in order to learn about or familiarize oneself with it: the best way to explore Iceland’s northwest | figurative the project encourages children to explore the world of photography.

• [no obj.] (explore for) search for resources such as mineral deposits: the company explored for oil.
• inquire into or discuss (a subject or issue) in detail: he sets out to explore fundamental questions.
• examine or evaluate (an option or possibility): you continue to explore new ways to generate income.
• examine by touch: her fingers explored his hair.
• Medicine surgically examine (a wound or body cavity) in detail.

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