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English verb: dissect

1. dissect (contact) cut open or cut apart


SamplesDissect the bodies for analysis.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cut


Narrower (hyponym)anatomise, anatomize, vivisect

2. dissect (cognition) make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features


SamplesAnalyze a specimen.
Analyze a sentence.
Analyze a chemical compound.


Synonymsanalyse, analyze, break down, take apart


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)botanise, botanize, parse


Antonymssynthesise, synthesize









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