|1.||(tr) to examine or investigate, esp systematically|
|2.||to travel to or into (unfamiliar or unknown regions), esp for organized scientific purposes|
|3.||(tr) med to examine (an organ or part) for diagnostic purposes|
|4.||obsolete (tr) to search for or out|
|[C16: from Latin explōrāre, from |
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
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