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anatomize (v.)

"to dissect, investigate by dissection," early 15c., from Medieval Latin anatomizare, from Greek anatomia (see anatomy). Related: Anatomized; anatomizing.

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Definitions of anatomize

anatomize (v.)
dissect in order to analyze;
anatomize the bodies of the victims of this strange disease
Synonyms: anatomise
anatomize (v.)
analyze down to the smallest detail;
This writer anatomized the depth of human behavior
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