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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Word Origin and History for spell check

"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