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01. The children spent the day [exploring] the beach, and building a fort out of logs.
02. The success of the [exploration] for oil in Maritime Canada has brought new hopes for economic development in the region.
03. They visited previously [unexplored] regions of the Amazon to look for medicinal plants.
04. She had to have [exploratory] surgery to determine the extent of her injuries.
05. We [explored] the old town on foot for the first couple of days after arriving in the city.
06. The senior administration is [exploring] ways to increase efficiency on the work floor.
07. A large South African firm is [exploring] for diamonds in the Canadian north.
08. The child was [exploring] the depths of his nose with his baby finger.
09. Antarctica was the last continent to be [explored] by mankind.
10. Due to the dust clouds present in our region of the universe, photographs taken from earth can [explore] only about 10 percent of our galaxy.
11. Mignon McLaughlin once said that we all become great [explorers] during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair.
12. Ketchup got its start in Asia, and was brought back to Europe by British [explorers].
13. Columbus had three ships on his first American [exploration].
14. When Spanish [explorer] Hernando Cortez arrived in the Aztec city Tenochtitlan in 1519, he received a great welcome because the Aztecs thought he was the god Quetzalcoatl.
15. North Pole [explorers] Robert Perry and Matthew Henson fathered children with Eskimo women during their years in the Arctic in the early 1900s.
16. Vikings [explored] most of the known world between 700 and 1100 A.D.
17. The first European [explorers] in North America were looking for a new route to Asia.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exploré — exploré, ée (èk splo ré, rée) part. passé. La Nouvelle Hollande encore peu explorée par les voyageurs.    Fig. Sujet déjà exploré …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • explore — 1580s, to investigate, examine, a back formation from EXPLORATION (Cf. exploration), or else from M.Fr. explorer (16c.), from L. explorare investigate, search out, examine, explore, said to be originally a hunters term meaning set up a loud cry,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • explore — [ek splôr′, iksplôr′] vt. explored, exploring [L explorare, to search out < ex , out + plorare, to cry out, wail] 1. to look into closely; examine carefully; investigate 2. to travel in (a region previously unknown or little known) in order to …   English World dictionary

  • explore — index analyze, canvass, check (inspect), delve, examine (study), find (discover) …   Law dictionary

  • exploré — ⇒EXPLORÉ, ÉE, part. passé et adj. I. Part. passé de explorer. II. Emploi adj. A. [En parlant d un pays, d un domaine géogr.] Qui a fait l objet d une reconnaissance et/ou d une description. Anton. inexploré. M. Fontanier (...) nous donne… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • explore — [v] investigate; survey analyze, burrow, delve into, dig into, examine, go into*, have a look*, hunt, inquire into, inspect, leave no stone unturned*, look into, probe, prospect, question, reconnoitre, research, scout, scrutinize, search, seek,… …   New thesaurus

  • explore — ► VERB 1) travel through (an unfamiliar area) in order to learn about it. 2) inquire into or discuss in detail. 3) evaluate (a new option or possibility). 4) examine or scrutinize by searching through or touching. DERIVATIVES exploration noun… …   English terms dictionary

  • explore — [[t]ɪksplɔ͟ː(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ explores, exploring, explored 1) VERB If you explore a place, you travel around it to find out what it is like. [V n] I just wanted to explore Paris, read Sartre, listen to Sidney Bechet... [V n] After exploring the old… …   English dictionary

  • explore */*/*/ — UK [ɪkˈsplɔː(r)] / US [ɪkˈsplɔr] verb Word forms explore : present tense I/you/we/they explore he/she/it explores present participle exploring past tense explored past participle explored 1) [intransitive/transitive] to travel to a place in order …   English dictionary

  • explore — verb (explored; exploring) Etymology: Latin explorare, from ex + plorare to cry out Date: 1585 transitive verb 1. a. to investigate, study, or analyze ; look into < explore the relationship between social class and learning ability > sometimes… …   New Collegiate Dictionary