Meaning of anatomize

a•nat•o•mize

Pronunciation: (u-nat'u-mīz"), [key]
— -mized, -miz•ing.
  1. to cut apart (an animal or plant) to show or examine the position, structure, and relation of the parts; display the anatomy of; dissect.
  2. to examine in great detail; analyze minutely: The couple anatomized their new neighbor.
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