Meaning of “experiment” - Learner’s Dictionary

experiment

verb [ I ] uk us /ɪkˈsperɪment/
TRY SOMETHING

B2 to try something in order to discover what it is like:

Did he ever experiment with drugs?
DO TESTS

to do an experiment:

Experimenting on mice can give us an idea of the effect of the disease in humans.
experimentation uk us /ɪkˌsperɪmenˈteɪʃən/ noun [ U ]

(Definition of “experiment verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)