verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of vivisect
Examples from the Web for vivisect
The man who can vivisect an emotion, and lay bare a heart-beat in print, knows a subtle joy.
He is not allowed to try his germs and specifics upon them; he is not allowed to vivisect them.Damn!|Henry Louis Mencken
To do any great thing with the heart of another, you must vivisect your own, and this truth Theodora had to practise continually.A Reconstructed Marriage|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Whether they vivisect painfully or painlessly, they are trying to find out whether the truth is there or not.Eugenics and Other Evils|G. K. Chesterton
To stand within the protection which her sex afforded and vivisect anew his tired soul?Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking
British Dictionary definitions for vivisect
Word Origin for vivisect
Word Origin and History for vivisect
1859, back-formation from vivisection. Related: Vivisected; vivisecting.