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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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