Scru"ti*nize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scrutinized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Scrutinizing (?).] [From Scrutiny.]

To examine closely; to inspect or observe with critical attention; to regard narrowly; as, to scrutinize the measures of administration; to scrutinize the conduct or motives of individuals.

Whose votes they were obliged to scrutinize. Ayliffe.

Thse pronounced him youmgeat who scrutinized his face the closest. G. W. Cable.

 

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Scru"ti*nize, v. i.

To make scrutiny.

 

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