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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
vivisect
vivisect
Present
I vivisect
you vivisect
he/she/it vivisects
we vivisect
you vivisect
they vivisect
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
we will have vivisected
you will have vivisected
they will have vivisected
Future Continuous
I will be vivisecting
you will be vivisecting
he/she/it will be vivisecting
we will be vivisecting
you will be vivisecting
they will be vivisecting
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
they have been vivisecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vivisecting
you will have been vivisecting
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
we would vivisect
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"
Translations

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References in classic literature ?
Wolf Larsen looked curiously at him, as though about to probe and vivisect him, then changed his mind, as from the foregone conclusion that there was nothing there to probe.
Indeed, Engels's rhetoric oddly vivisects the animal out of the human even as he is retracing Darwin's steps, and what this suggests is that the human arises properly in the competence (to invoke Chomsky's vocabulary) wherein that which separates humans and other animals is crafted, and crafted in/as language.
Likewise, on "Ode to Alan Young, Fauxtown Legend," he vivisects a conman who pretends to be a Motown legend, and in the process, casts a shadow on people who take him at his word and buy into the con.