Ex·plore v. t. [imp. & p. p. Explored p. pr. & vb. n. Exploring.]
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.”
Ex·plor·ing, a. Employed in, or designed for, exploration. “Exploring parties.”