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cave

 (kāv)
n.
1. A hollow or natural passage under or into the earth, especially one with an opening to the surface.
2. A storage cellar, especially for wine.
v. caved, cav·ing, caves
v.tr.
1. To dig or hollow out.
2. To cause to collapse or fall in. Often used with in: The impact caved in the roof of the car.
v.intr.
1. To fall in; collapse. Often used with in: The walls caved in during the earthquake.
2. To give up all opposition; yield. Often used with in: The school committee caved in to the demands of parents.
3. To explore caves.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin cava, from neuter pl. of cavus, hollow; see keuə- in Indo-European roots.]

caving

(ˈkeɪvɪŋ)
n
(Individual Sports, other than specified) the sport of climbing in and exploring caves
ˈcaver n

spe•le•ol•o•gy

or spe•lae•ol•o•gy

(ˌspi liˈɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the exploration and study of caves.
[1890–95; < Latin spēlae(um) + -o- + -logy]
spe`le•o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
spe`le•ol′o•gist, n.

caving

the term for speleology used by professionals.
See also: Caves
Translations

caving

[ˈkeɪvɪŋ] Nespeleología f
to go caving (gen) → hacer espeleología; (on specific occasion) → ir en una expedición espeleológica
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My first wild caving experience came leading a group of young campers from a West Virginia outdoor adventure school.