spelunk

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From Latin spelunca, from Ancient Greek σπῆλυγξ (spēlunks, cave, cavern, grotto). Cognates include German Spelunke.

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spelunk (plural spelunks)

  1. (obsolete) A cave, cavern or grotto.

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spelunk (third-person singular simple present spelunks, present participle spelunking, simple past and past participle spelunked)

  1. To explore caves.

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