- 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 of inspect
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1. examine, scrutinize, investigate, study.
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Examples from the Web for uninspected
(e) By forbidding the interstate transportation of the products of child labor, of convict labor and of all uninspected factories.Twentieth Century Socialism
- to examine closely, esp for faults or errors
- to scrutinize officially (a document, military personnel on ceremonial parade, etc)
C17: from Latin inspicere, from specere to look
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Word Origin and History for uninspected
1620s, from Latin inspectus, past participle of inspicere "to look into" (see inspection). Related: Inspected; inspecting.
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