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viv·i·sect

(viv-i-sekt'),
To practice vivisection.

vivisect

(vĭv′ĭ-sĕkt′)
v. vivi·sected, vivi·secting, vivi·sects
v.tr.
To perform vivisection on (a living animal).
v.intr.
To practice vivisection.

viv′i·sec′tor n.

vivisect

(vĭv′ĭ-sĕkt) [L. vivus, alive, + sectio, a cutting]
To dissect a living animal for experimental purposes.
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Is this the administrated body, vivisected into checkbox and salvageable only by glitch-strewn category errors?
Political analysts, international law analysts and even garden-variety analysts have inspected, dissected and just about vivisected the whole body of argument into a thousand fragmented and bloodied pieces.
These documents are complemented by a series of paintings of vivisected bodies - expressionist depictions of the experience of checkpoints that may be familiar to survivors of Lebanon's war.
We vivisected the book as if it did happen, as if it happened in our own lives, throwing in on more than one occasion personal revelations just to drive home a point.
What body vivisected into stillness does not appear perfect?
Renowned author, Arundhati Roy has rightly said, 'How carelessly imperial power vivisected ancient civilizations.
This would cushion the blow to the remaining part of the vivisected state, and reduce very significantly the impact of any such move towards freedom.
Darth Maul got vivisected in a previous movie, and Emperor Palpitine is by now older than dirt.
In 1971 in our gamble to secure East Pakistan from an allegedly Indian-sponsored insurgency, Pakistan was vivisected and had to bear the humiliating surrender of our armed forces.
In view of the plethora of disciplines that have multiplied and increasingly vivisected the sphere of human knowledge over the last decades, only negative accounts of truth will be able to assist in the reconstruction of a genuine social dialogue.
The linguistic presentation of Haines" curious facts takes root in the forbidden intermingling of a criminal body with the body of the state; the capacity of bodies to be vivisected by a lethal, unrepentant virus is captured most clearly in the court's emphasis on the vulnerability associated with the touch of the contagion.
In the triptych 'Nescientia,' the three panels are dominated by the central figures of the Apollo Belvedere (modified), the Wise and Compassionate Buddha (vivisected), and the Crucified Christ (crucifix)- three ideals of art and religion.