[ spel-chek ]
/ ˈspɛlˌtʃɛk /
verb (used with object)
to process (a document) with a spell checker; check the spelling of.
noun Also spell check.
a check for misspellings by using a spell checker.
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- spell check,
- spell checker,
- spell out,
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
"to use a computer's spell checker application on a document," by 1985. The applications themselves date to the late 1970s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper