- 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 reinspected
We were inspected and reinspected, drilled and drilled again.A Jewish Chaplain in France
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"No, no," said Jan to himself, and reinspected the lone life-raft on the top deck.Wide Courses
James Brendan Connolly
From the church we went to the Uffizi gallery, and reinspected the greater part of it pretty faithfully.Passages From the French and Italian Notebooks, Volume 2
By the light of this, he reinspected the steam system, and found about three gallons of water frozen in the condenser.All Day September
Exporters and manufacturers frequently demanded that their tobacco be reinspected by competent agents.Tobacco in Colonial Virginia
- 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 reinspected
1620s, from Latin inspectus, past participle of inspicere "to look into" (see inspection). Related: Inspected; inspecting.
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