transitive verb (-mized; -mizing) Date: 15th century 1. to cut in pieces in order to display or examine the structure and use of the parts ; dissect 2. analyze

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anatomize — index analyze, examine (study), scrutinize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • anatomize — (v.) to dissect, investigate by dissection, early 15c., from M.L. anatomizare or Fr. anatomiser (16c.), from Gk. anatomia (see ANATOMY (Cf. anatomy)). Related: Anatomized; anatomizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • anatomize — (Amer.) a nat·omize || maɪz v. perform an anatomical operation; dissect; examine minutely, analyze (also anatomise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anatomize — (also anatomise) ► VERB 1) dissect (a body). 2) examine and analyse in detail …   English terms dictionary

  • anatomize — [ə nat′ə mīz΄, ə nat′ə mīz΄] vt., vi. anatomized, anatomizing [ME anatomisen < ML anatomizare: see ANATOMY] 1. to dissect (an animal or plant) in order to examine the structure 2. to analyze in great detail anatomization [ə nat΄əməzā′shən, ə… …   English World dictionary

  • Anatomize — Infobox Album Name = Anatomize Type = Album Artist = Thanatopsis Released = February 17, 2006 Recorded = Genre = Instrumental, Experimental rock Length = 55:47 Label = TDRS Music Producer = Travis Dickerson Reviews = Last album = Axiology (2003)… …   Wikipedia

  • anatomize — UK [əˈnætəmaɪz] / US [əˈnætəˌmaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms anatomize : present tense I/you/we/they anatomize he/she/it anatomizes present participle anatomizing past tense anatomized past participle anatomized formal 1) to cut up the body of …   English dictionary

  • anatomize — anatomizable, adj. anatomization, n. anatomizer, n. /euh nat euh muyz /, v.t., anatomized, anatomizing. 1. to cut apart (an animal or plant) to show or examine the position, structure, and relation of the parts; display the anatomy of; dissect. 2 …   Universalium

  • anatomize — verb a) To inspect or investigate by dissection. b) To scrutinize down to the most minute detail …   Wiktionary

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