Anatomise



to cut apart (an animal or plant) to show or examine the position, structure, and relation of the parts; display the of; dissect.
to examine in great detail; analyze minutely:
The couple anatomized their new neighbor.
Historical Examples

She must anatomise and skin you, absolutely lay your feelings bare.
The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb Charles Lamb

Decompose me, anatomise me; you will find that I am constituted like the rest.
The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb Charles Lamb

But anatomise it, and you find four lungs, two hearts, and two stomachs.
Main Currents in Nineteenth Century Literature – 1. The Emigrant Literature Georg Brandes

His intellect was electrical: it struck before they had time to anatomise it.
History of the Girondists, Volume I Alphonse de Lamartine

Should I anatomise him to you as he is, I must blush and weep, and you must look pale and wonder.
The Cardinal’s Snuff-Box Henry Harland

I know well enough what death and pleasure are; let no man give himself the trouble to anatomise them to me.
The Essays of Montaigne, Complete Michel de Montaigne

Keferstein straightway gave him a valuable lizard specimen to anatomise.
Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916 Olga Metchnikoff

His body was given to the surgeons to anatomise, and afterwards exposed to public gaze at the Infirmary.
Worcestershire in the Nineteenth Century T. C. Turberville

His collected and calm manner could not prevent her blood from running cold, as he thus tried to anatomise his old condition.
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens

verb (transitive)
to dissect (an animal or plant)
to examine in minute detail
v.

“to dissect, investigate by dissection,” early 15c., from Medieval Latin anatomizare or French anatomiser (16c.), from Greek anatomia (see anatomy). Related: Anatomized; anatomizing.

anatomize a·nat·o·mize (ə-nāt’ə-mīz’)
v. a·nat·o·mized, a·nat·o·miz·ing, a·nat·o·miz·es
To dissect an animal or other organism to study the structure and relation of the parts.

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