anatomize

[uh-nat-uh-mahyz]
verb (used with object), 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.
to examine in great detail; analyze minutely: The couple anatomized their new neighbor.
Also, especially British, anatomise.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French anatomiser or < Medieval Latin anatomizāre. See anatomy, -ize

anatomizable, adjective
anatomization, noun
anatomizer, noun
unanatomizable, adjective
unanatomized, adjective
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anatomize or anatomise (əˈnætəˌmaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to dissect (an animal or plant)
2.  to examine in minute detail
 
anatomise or anatomise
 
vb
 
anatomi'zation or anatomise
 
n
 
anatomi'sation or anatomise
 
n
 
a'natomizer or anatomise
 
n
 
a'natomiser or anatomise
 
n

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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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Of course, in the long run, it really isn't possible to anatomize genius.
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