re·​in·​spect (ˌ)rē-in-ˈspekt How to pronounce reinspect (audio)
reinspected; reinspecting

transitive verb

: to inspect (something) again
… promising that the same engineering firm would reinspect every house once the work was done.Douglas Frantz et al.
reinspection noun
plural reinspections
reinspection of a used car

Examples of reinspect in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the past, Nix said, lawmakers and industry experts have concluded that there simply are not enough building inspectors to thoroughly reinspect properties after they are occupied. Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2021 Health inspectors will then reinspect the restaurant, according to the city's health department. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 10 Sep. 2022 The board granted the request and also directed Taylor to reinspect the home within 60 days. Arkansas Online, 28 July 2022 One such bill would require the city’s housing department to reinspect any building written up for self-closing-door violations within seven days. Caroline Spivack, Curbed, 19 Jan. 2022 Champlain South's building association is required by county law to reinspect the tower top to bottom every 40 years. Mark Strassmann, CBS News, 25 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reinspect was in 1788

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“Reinspect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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