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a·nat·o·mize

 (ə-năt′ə-mīz′)
tr.v. a·nat·o·mized, a·nat·o·miz·ing, a·nat·o·miz·es
1. To dissect (an animal or other organism) to study the structure and relation of the parts.
2. To analyze (something) in minute detail.

a·nat′o·mi·za′tion (-mĭ-zā′shən) n.

anatomize

(əˈnætəˌmaɪz) or

anatomise

vb (tr)
1. (Anatomy) to dissect (an animal or plant)
2. to examine in minute detail
aˌnatomiˈzation, aˌnatomiˈsation n
aˈnatoˌmizer, aˈnatoˌmiser n

a•nat•o•mize

(əˈnæt əˌmaɪz)

v.t. -mized, -miz•ing.
1. to display the anatomy of; dissect.
2. to examine in great detail; analyze minutely.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French or < Medieval Latin]
a•nat`o•mi•za′tion, n.

anatomize


Past participle: anatomized
Gerund: anatomizing

Imperative
anatomize
anatomize
Present
I anatomize
you anatomize
he/she/it anatomizes
we anatomize
you anatomize
they anatomize
Preterite
I anatomized
you anatomized
he/she/it anatomized
we anatomized
you anatomized
they anatomized
Present Continuous
I am anatomizing
you are anatomizing
he/she/it is anatomizing
we are anatomizing
you are anatomizing
they are anatomizing
Present Perfect
I have anatomized
you have anatomized
he/she/it has anatomized
we have anatomized
you have anatomized
they have anatomized
Past Continuous
I was anatomizing
you were anatomizing
he/she/it was anatomizing
we were anatomizing
you were anatomizing
they were anatomizing
Past Perfect
I had anatomized
you had anatomized
he/she/it had anatomized
we had anatomized
you had anatomized
they had anatomized
Future
I will anatomize
you will anatomize
he/she/it will anatomize
we will anatomize
you will anatomize
they will anatomize
Future Perfect
I will have anatomized
you will have anatomized
he/she/it will have anatomized
we will have anatomized
you will have anatomized
they will have anatomized
Future Continuous
I will be anatomizing
you will be anatomizing
he/she/it will be anatomizing
we will be anatomizing
you will be anatomizing
they will be anatomizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been anatomizing
you have been anatomizing
he/she/it has been anatomizing
we have been anatomizing
you have been anatomizing
they have been anatomizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been anatomizing
you will have been anatomizing
he/she/it will have been anatomizing
we will have been anatomizing
you will have been anatomizing
they will have been anatomizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been anatomizing
you had been anatomizing
he/she/it had been anatomizing
we had been anatomizing
you had been anatomizing
they had been anatomizing
Conditional
I would anatomize
you would anatomize
he/she/it would anatomize
we would anatomize
you would anatomize
they would anatomize
Past Conditional
I would have anatomized
you would have anatomized
he/she/it would have anatomized
we would have anatomized
you would have anatomized
they would have anatomized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.anatomize - dissect in order to analyzeanatomize - dissect in order to analyze; "anatomize the bodies of the victims of this strange disease"
dissect - cut open or cut apart; "dissect the bodies for analysis"
2.anatomize - analyze down to the smallest detailanatomize - analyze down to the smallest detail; "This writer anatomized the depth of human behavior"
analyse, analyze, examine, study, canvass, canvas - consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"

anatomize

verb examine, study, separate, divide, resolve, break down, analyse, dissolve, dissect, scrutinize a magazine devoted to anatomizing the inadequacies of liberalism

anatomize

verb
To separate into parts for study:
Translations

anatomize

[əˈnætəmaɪz] VT (Bio) → anatomizar (fig) → analizar minuciosamente, diseccionar

anatomize

[əˈnætəmaɪz] anatomise (British) (formal) vt (= examine in detail) → disséquer
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