Definition of vivisect in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvivəˌsekt/


[with object]
Perform vivisection on (an animal) (used only by people who are opposed to the practice).
Example sentences
  • Have we the right to make experiments on animals and vivisect them?
  • It may be ethically objectionable to vivisect animals, or pursue profits at the expense of nature and community, but it is usually legal.
  • A further note on Victor's improbable career: when he is not creating life in the lab, or necromancing with mummy DNA, he apparently vivisects chimpanzees.



Pronunciation: /-tər/
Example sentences
  • Croce reveals the clear contradiction in the attitude of the vivisector towards animals.
  • First of all, for those of you who don't know me, I am a former vivisector and I speak out against vivisection now.
  • Additionally, two animal labs and three vivisector's offices were entered and all contents relating to animal research were destroyed.


Mid 19th century: back-formation from vivisection.

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Syllabification: viv·i·sect

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