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explore

(ĭk-splôr′)
v. ex·plored, ex·ploring, ex·plores
v.tr.
1. To investigate systematically; examine: explore every possibility.
2. Medicine To examine (a body cavity or interior part) for diagnostic purposes, especially by surgery.
v.intr.
To make a careful examination or search: scientists who have been known to explore in this region of the earth.

explore

(eks-plōr)
In dentistry, the use of an instrument and tactile skill to examine the surface texture of a tooth.
[L. ex-ploro, to investigate, fr. ex-, out, + ploro, to deplore, weep over]

explore,

v to investigate.
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