- To scrutinize is to look at something very closely or very carefully.
An example of scrutinize is when you study a painting on the wall to pick up every tiny detail.
- scrutinizer noun
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transitive verb scru·ti·nized, scru·ti·niz·ing, scru·ti·niz·es
- scruˈti·nizˌer noun
- scruˈti·nizˌing·ly adverb