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 an animal or plant in order to examine it
2) to carefully examine all the parts of a problem, situation etc

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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 — 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 …   New Collegiate 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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