verb (used with object), a·nat·o·mized, a·nat·o·miz·ing.
Origin of anatomize
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Historical Examples of anatomise
Decompose me, anatomise me; you will find that I am constituted like the rest.
She must anatomise and skin you, absolutely lay your feelings bare.
His intellect was electrical: it struck before they had time to anatomise it.History of the Girondists, Volume I
Alphonse de Lamartine
Should I anatomise him to you as he is, I must blush and weep, and you must look pale and wonder.The Cardinal's Snuff-Box
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
"to dissect, investigate by dissection," early 15c., from Medieval Latin anatomizare or French anatomiser (16c.), from Greek anatomia (see anatomy). Related: Anatomized; anatomizing.