inspects; inspected; inspecting
1 : to look at (something) carefully in order to learn more about it, to find problems, etc.
The border guard inspected [=examined] their passports.
She had the car inspected by a mechanic before she bought it.
The candles are inspected for damage/defects before being packaged.
After the storm, we went outside to inspect the damage.
2 : to officially visit a school, hospital, etc., in order to see if rules are being followed and things are in their proper condition
He inspected the soldiers’ barracks.
inspecting a restaurant for health code violations