What does the word dissect mean?

Usage examples for dissect

  1. He dissected a passion from every point of view, as a doctor may dissect a body, showing its source, its origin, its evil, and its good. – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright
  2. " Here are my books," he told a visitor, as he pointed to a basket of rabbits that he was about to dissect. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes