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viv·i·sect

 (vĭv′ĭ-sĕkt′)
v. viv·i·sect·ed, viv·i·sect·ing, viv·i·sects
v.tr.
To perform vivisection on (a living animal).
v.intr.
To practice vivisection.

[Back-formation from vivisection.]

viv′i·sec′tor n.

vivisect

(ˈvɪvɪˌsɛkt; ˌvɪvɪˈsɛkt)
vb
(Zoology) to subject (an animal) to vivisection
[C19: back formation from vivisection]
ˈviviˌsector n

viv•i•sect

(ˈvɪv əˌsɛkt, ˌvɪv əˈsɛkt)

v.t., v.i. -sect•ed, -sect•ing.
to subject to or practice vivisection.
[1860–65]
viv′i•sec`tor, n.

vivisect


Past participle: vivisected
Gerund: vivisecting

Imperative
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vivisect
Present
I vivisect
you vivisect
he/she/it vivisects
we vivisect
you vivisect
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Preterite
I vivisected
you vivisected
he/she/it vivisected
we vivisected
you vivisected
they vivisected
Present Continuous
I am vivisecting
you are vivisecting
he/she/it is vivisecting
we are vivisecting
you are vivisecting
they are vivisecting
Present Perfect
I have vivisected
you have vivisected
he/she/it has vivisected
we have vivisected
you have vivisected
they have vivisected
Past Continuous
I was vivisecting
you were vivisecting
he/she/it was vivisecting
we were vivisecting
you were vivisecting
they were vivisecting
Past Perfect
I had vivisected
you had vivisected
he/she/it had vivisected
we had vivisected
you had vivisected
they had vivisected
Future
I will vivisect
you will vivisect
he/she/it will vivisect
we will vivisect
you will vivisect
they will vivisect
Future Perfect
I will have vivisected
you will have vivisected
he/she/it will have vivisected
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you will have vivisected
they will have vivisected
Future Continuous
I will be vivisecting
you will be vivisecting
he/she/it will be vivisecting
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you will be vivisecting
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vivisecting
you have been vivisecting
he/she/it has been vivisecting
we have been vivisecting
you have been vivisecting
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vivisecting
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he/she/it will have been vivisecting
we will have been vivisecting
you will have been vivisecting
they will have been vivisecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vivisecting
you had been vivisecting
he/she/it had been vivisecting
we had been vivisecting
you had been vivisecting
they had been vivisecting
Conditional
I would vivisect
you would vivisect
he/she/it would vivisect
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you would vivisect
they would vivisect
Past Conditional
I would have vivisected
you would have vivisected
he/she/it would have vivisected
we would have vivisected
you would have vivisected
they would have vivisected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.vivisect - cut (a body) open while still alive; "people no longer vivisect animals--it's considered unethical"
dissect - cut open or cut apart; "dissect the bodies for analysis"
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A locked enclosure on a lonely island, a notorious vivisector, and these crippled and distorted men?
Then, watching her with the curiosity of a vivisector, he said: "Strange to say, Agatha," (she shrank proudly at the word), "Henrietta might have been alive now but for you.
Harlan Laboratories own two beagle sites, one in Loughborough, which houses "donor beagles" whose blood is sold to vivisectors, and another in Cambridge, which breeds beagles for sale to laboratories and universities across the world.
By the second half of the nineteenth century, vivisection was a highly publicized controversy in Britain, and criticism against vivisectors within national borders continued, enmeshed within the discursive aversion towards French practitioners.
But make no mistake - it takes some serious skill to keep sounds that familiar fresh, and Brooklyn's The Vivisectors bring a menace and darkness to the often upbeat genre that's both startling and appreciated.
Frances Power Cobbe's Illustrations of Vivisection; or, Experiments on Living Animals contains pictures of the devices used by vivisectors in their surgeries.
46) Although some researchers initially believed that curare had anesthetic properties (and some believed that animals had no awareness of pain generally), (47) such beliefs may simply have been the product of wishful thinking on the part of vivisectors who, as a matter of course, routinely cut open and dissected fully conscious animals.
Unlike members of the lower classes who might beat an animal in frustration or anger, or delight in the bloody display of two animals fighting, vivisectors performed acts of abject cruelty in a cold deliberate fashion.
In addition to vivisectors such as Bernard, Victorian society also gave birth to legislation against animal cruelty, with the SPCA founded in 1824, the Vegetarian Society in 1847, and the antivivisectionist movement during the 1870s.
The Roslin Institute's latest "breakthrough" with chicken eggs that fight disease looks like another load of hogwash presented to the public by vivisectors trying to defend their indefensible torture of animals without human benefit.
This system allows vivisectors to locate supposedly unique chimpanzees whose use in experiments will arguably satisfy the "public health need" requirement.
Are novelists, for you, vivisectors (Patrick White, Flaubert), secular instructors (Eliot), or something else?