Definition of inspect
- inspects the barracks every Friday
She had the car inspected by a mechanic before she bought it.
The candles are inspected for damage before being packaged.
After the storm, we went outside to inspect the damage.
He inspected the soldiers' barracks.
inspecting a restaurant for health code violations
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: to look at (something) carefully in order to learn more about it, to find problems, etc.
: to officially visit a school, hospital, etc., in order to see if rules are being followed and things are in their proper condition
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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