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Definition of experiment verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they experiment
    he / she / it experiments
    past simple experimented
    -ing form experimenting
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  1. 1[intransitive] experiment (on somebody/something) experiment (with something) to do a scientific experiment or experiments Some people feel that experimenting on animals is wrong.
  2. 2[intransitive] experiment (on somebody/something) experiment (with something) to try or test new ideas, methods, etc. to find out what effect they have He wanted to experiment more with different textures in his paintings. I experimented until I got the recipe just right.
  3. 3[intransitive] experiment with something to try something such as drugs or sex to find out what it is like He experimented with drugs when he was in college.
  4. experimenter
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