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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.
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Origin of inspect

1615–25; < Latin inspectus, past participle of inspicere to look into, inspect. See in-2, species
Related formsin·spect·a·ble, adjectivein·spect·a·bil·i·ty, nounin·spect·ing·ly, adverbpre·in·spect, verb (used with object)qua·si-in·spect·ed, adjectivere·in·spect, verb (used with object)self-in·spect·ed, adjectiveun·in·spect·ed, adjectivewell-in·spect·ed, adjective

Synonyms for inspect

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Examples from the Web for reinspected

Historical Examples of reinspected

  • We were inspected and reinspected, drilled and drilled again.

    A Jewish Chaplain in France

    Lee J. Levinger

  • "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.

  • By the light of this, he reinspected the steam system, and found about three gallons of water frozen in the condenser.

    All Day September

    Roger Kuykendall

  • Exporters and manufacturers frequently demanded that their tobacco be reinspected by competent agents.

British Dictionary definitions for reinspected


verb (tr)
  1. to examine closely, esp for faults or errors
  2. to scrutinize officially (a document, military personnel on ceremonial parade, etc)
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Derived Formsinspectable, adjectiveinspectingly, adverbinspection, nouninspectional, adjectiveinspective, adjective

Word Origin for inspect

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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