Definition of dissect
- dissect an earthworm
- dissecting flowers
- dissect a problem
We dissected a frog in science class.
She dissected each point of his argument.
We dissected the poem in class.
The city is dissected by a network of highways.
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: to cut (a plant or dead animal) into separate parts in order to study it
: to study or examine (something) closely and carefully
: to divide (something) into parts
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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