inspect

[in-spekt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to look carefully at or over; view closely and critically: to inspect every part of the motor.
2.
to view or examine formally or officially: The general inspected the troops.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin inspectus, past participle of inspicere to look into, inspect. See in-2, species

inspectable, adjective
inspectability, noun
inspectingly, adverb
preinspect, verb (used with object)
quasi-inspected, adjective
reinspect, verb (used with object)
self-inspected, adjective
uninspected, adjective
well-inspected, adjective


1. examine, scrutinize, investigate, study.
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inspect (ɪnˈspɛkt)
 
vb
1.  to examine closely, esp for faults or errors
2.  to scrutinize officially (a document, military personnel on ceremonial parade, etc)
 
[C17: from Latin inspicere, from specere to look]
 
in'spectable
 
adj
 
in'spectingly
 
adv
 
in'spection
 
n
 
in'spectional
 
adj
 
in'spective
 
adj

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Example sentences
So when new planters arrived, they had to be thoroughly chicken-inspected.
When oceanographers inspected the nearby seafloor, they found evidence of a
  landslide that could have enlarged the tsunami.
The moms had to remember which boxes they had already inspected so as to avoid
  checking any given box twice.
They must be individually inspected and hand-picked.
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