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Meaning of ANATOMIZE

Pronunciation:  u'natu`mIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  analyze down to the smallest detail; "This writer anatomized the depth of human behavior"
  2. [v]  dissect in order to analyze; "anatomize the bodies of the victims of this strange disease"

ANATOMIZE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: anatomise
 See Also: analyse, analyze, canvass, dissect, examine, study



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

2. To discriminate minutely or carefully; to analyze.

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

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