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dissect

Pronunciation: /dɪˈsekt/

Translation of dissect in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (cut up) [animal/body] disecar*, diseccionar, hacer* la disección de
    Example sentences
    • In order to paint the human form better, he studied anatomy, dissecting many cadavers at a time when this was unusual, and drawing them in painstaking detail.
    • From each plant one randomly chosen, fresh flower was dissected under a binocular microscope to separate the corolla, androecium and gynoecium.
    • Come 9pm it is hard to avoid a body being dissected or a corpse in a state of decomposition.
    1.2 (analyze) [theory/book] examinar or analizar* minuciosamente, diseccionar
    Example sentences
    • It begins by looking at literary analysis where it is normal to dissect texts to understand the techniques they use to achieve aesthetic technique.
    • Thirty-six competitions, the majority for public projects, their submitted images, models and texts, are dissected in detail.
    • Echevarria brilliantly dissects the ideas of these thinkers.

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