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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.
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vivisect

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