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ad·ven·ture

 (ăd-vĕn′chər)
n.
1.
a. An undertaking or enterprise of a hazardous nature.
b. An undertaking of a questionable nature, especially one involving intervention in another state's affairs.
2. An unusual or exciting experience: an adventure in dining.
3. Participation in hazardous or exciting experiences: the love of adventure.
4. A financial speculation or business venture.
v. ad·ven·tured, ad·ven·tur·ing, ad·ven·tures
v.tr.
1. To venture upon; undertake or try: adventure a joke.
2. To expose to danger or risk: "I had adventured other people's safety in a course of self-indulgence" (Robert Louis Stevenson).
v.intr.
1. To proceed despite risks: adventure into the wilderness.
2. To take a risk; dare: "the first glass of wine I have adventured to drink" (Lawrence Sterne).

[Middle English aventure, from Old French, from Latin adventūrus, future participle of advenīre, to arrive; see advent.]
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adventuring

(ədˈvɛntʃərɪŋ)
n
the act of doing adventurous things or having adventures
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