verb (used with object)
to look carefully at or over; view closely and critically: to inspect every part of the motor.
to view or examine formally or officially: The general inspected the troops.
Origin: 1615–25; Related forms
< Latin inspectus,
past participle of inspicere
to look into, inspect. See in-2
preinspect, verb (used with object)
reinspect, verb (used with object)
1. examine, scrutinize, investigate, study.