verb (used with object), a·nat·o·mized, a·nat·o·miz·ing.
Origin of anatomize
Examples from the Web for anatomise
His collected and calm manner could not prevent her blood from running cold, as he thus tried to anatomise his old condition.A Tale of Two Cities|Charles Dickens
She must anatomise and skin you, absolutely lay your feelings bare.
I know well enough what death and pleasure are; let no man give himself the trouble to anatomise them to me.The Essays of Montaigne, Complete|Michel de Montaigne
Decompose me, anatomise me; you will find that I am constituted like the rest.
Keferstein straightway gave him a valuable lizard specimen to anatomise.Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916|Olga Metchnikoff
British Dictionary definitions for anatomise
Word Origin and History for anatomise
"to dissect, investigate by dissection," early 15c., from Medieval Latin anatomizare or French anatomiser (16c.), from Greek anatomia (see anatomy). Related: Anatomized; anatomizing.