Definition of vivisect in English:

vivisect

Pronunciation /ˈvivəˌsekt/ /ˈvɪvəˌsɛkt/

Translate vivisect into Spanish

transitive verb

[with object]
  • Perform vivisection on (an animal) (used only by people who are opposed to the practice)

    ‘people are vivisecting animals and experimenting with germ warfare’
    • ‘science has been directed to the task of reducing, dividing, and vivisecting nature to manageable proportions’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We teach them how to take living things and vivisect them.’
    • ‘I've heard from another source about the vivisected dog story.’
    anatomize, cut up, cut open, lay open, dismember

Origin

Mid 19th century back-formation from vivisection.