Variant of inspect
- to look at carefully; examine critically, esp. in order to detect flaws, errors, etc.
- to examine or review (troops, etc.) officially
Origin: L inspectare, frequentative from inspectus, past participle of inspicere, to look into, examine from in-, in, at plush specere, to look at: see spy
- inspective noun
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