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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scrutinize \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. [1913 Webster] Whose votes they were obliged to scrutinize. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] Those pronounced him youngest who scrutinized his face the closest. --G. W. Cable. [1913 Webster]