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Definition 1: make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features - [verb of cognition]

Samples where dissect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • analyze a specimen
  • analyze a sentence
  • analyze a chemical compound

Synonyms for dissect in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of dissect ) analyze syntactically by assigning a constituent structure to (a sentence)

(... is a kind of dissect ) collect and study plants

Definition 2: cut open or cut apart - [verb of contact]

Samples where dissect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dissect the bodies for analysis

(dissect is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

(... is a kind of dissect ) cut (a body) open while still alive

"people no longer vivisect animals--it's considered unethical"

(... is a kind of dissect ) dissect in order to analyze

"anatomize the bodies of the victims of this strange disease"

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