Anatomizing
Anatomize A*nat"o*mize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Anatomized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Anatomizing}.] [Cf. F. anatomiser.] 1. To dissect; to cut in pieces, as an animal vegetable body, for the purpose of displaying or examining the structure and use of the several parts. [1913 Webster]

2. To discriminate minutely or carefully; to analyze. [1913 Webster]

If we anatomize all other reasonings of this nature, we shall find that they are founded on the relation of cause and effect. --Hume. [1913 Webster]


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