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English definition of “dissect”

dissect

verb [T] uk   /daɪˈsekt/ /dɪ-/ us  
to cut open something, especially a dead body or a plant, and study its structure: In biology classes at school we used to dissect rats. to examine or consider something in detail: He's the sort of person who watches a film and then dissects it for hours.
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