American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To perform vivisection on (a living animal).
- v. To practice vivisection.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dissect the living body of; practise vivisection upon; anatomize, as a living animal.
- To practise vivisection; dissect a living animal.
- v. To perform vivisection upon; to dissect alive.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. colloq. To perform vivisection upon; to dissect alive.
- v. cut (a body) open while still alive
- Back-formation from vivisection. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Supposing it is true: why do aliens abduct and vivisect cows anyways?”
“The next step would be to vivisect some actual wingnut brains.”
“Wolf Larsen looked curiously at him, as though about to probe and vivisect him, then changed his mind, as from the foregone conclusion that there was nothing there to probe.”
“Outlaw rarely gallops, no longer butts, only periodically kicks, comes in to the pole and does her work without attempting to vivisect Maid's medulla oblongata, and -- marvel of marvels -- is really and truly getting lazy.”
“It occurred to me that it wasn't fair for Rob to vivisect his laptop for me and not get the same courtesy in return.”
“They nailed poor animals up on boards by their four paws to vivisect them and see the circulation of the blood which was a great subject of conversation.”
“As George Bernard Shaw once stated, 'Whoever doesn't hesitate to vivisect will hardly hesitate to lie about it'. by”
“After all, if we're going to use, abuse, and slaughter sentient beings to please our palates, enhance our lives, and vivisect, in order to restore justice and to put an end to abject hypocrisy, we need to include our own species in these activities.”
“They do not yet have the Indian counterparts of Madison Avenue hucksters who could vivisect the polity to minuscule proportions; thus making them eminently more manageable and then target messages catering to their special interests.”
“He argues that At the Mountains of Madness is in the middle between Vampire (crinoids gonna vivisect you!) and Thing (entropic shoggoth creation), and I think adding the Ghost is trivial, given that Kadath is nothing but a giant haunted house.”
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