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verb [transitive] examine pronunciation in British English /ɪɡˈzæmɪn/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleexamining
past tenseexamined
past participleexamined
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  1. 1
    to look at something carefully in order to find out about it or see what it is like

    She opened the suitcase and examined the contents.

    He picks up each item and examines it carefully.

    1. a.
      if a doctor examines you, they look carefully at your body to check if you are healthy

      I think you should be examined by a doctor.

  2. 2
    to ask someone questions in a legal trial
  3. 3
    formal to give students an examination to test their knowledge
    examine someone on something:

    Candidates will be examined on their written and oral language skills.

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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