verb (used with object), scru·ti·nized, scru·ti·niz·ing.
to examine in detail with careful or critical attention.
verb (used without object), scru·ti·nized, scru·ti·niz·ing.
Also especially British, scru·ti·nise.Related formsscru·ti·ni·za·tion, nounscru·ti·niz·er, nounscru·ti·niz·ing·ly, adverbre·scru·ti·nize, verb (used with object), re·scru·ti·nized, re·scru·ti·niz·ing.self-scru·ti·nized, adjectiveself-scru·ti·niz·ing, adjectiveun·scru·ti·nized, adjectiveun·scru·ti·niz·ing, adjectiveun·scru·ti·niz·ing·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for scrutinised
Historical Examples of scrutinised
I have scrutinised it over and over; and to the world some way or other it shall go as it is.
I scrutinised him carefully, while Charlotte ran to comfort the damsel.
He scrutinised it, read it aloud, and pronounced it genuine.
I have scrutinised every report—viewed every body which at all resembled him.
A vast number of other observances were scrutinised with the same result.
British Dictionary definitions for scrutinised
Derived Formsscrutinizer or scrutiniser, noun
(tr) to examine carefully or in minute detail
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Word Origin and History for scrutinised
1670s, from scrutiny + -ize. Related: Scrutinized; scrutinizing. Earlier verb was scrutine (1590s), from French.
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