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dissect

dis·sect

dissect

 
 
pronunciation:
daI sekt
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: dissected, dissecting, dissects
definition 1: to cut open or apart in order to examine.
They dissected a frog in science class.
similar words:
analyze
definition 2: to examine closely; analyze.
The newspapers dissected the president's speech.
synonyms:
analyze, scrutinize
similar words:
examine, inspect, study
derivations: dissectible (adj.), dissector (n.)
Word Parts
The word dissect contains the following part:
sect Latin root that means to cut