Definition of vivisectionist in US English:


noun & adjective

  • See vivisection

    • ‘Apparently pitched into a renegade research institute where vivisectionists are investigating what makes man tick, the audience are never sure whether they are visitors or subjects as they are herded about in darkness.’
    • ‘And in the half of him that consented lurked the vivisectionist that is in all of us.’
    • ‘Many writers have already discussed vivisection in great depth, but I hope I can give you another angle - that of a vivisectionist.’
    • ‘Our English vivisectionists study in the schools of the Continent, and in several cases have brought over foreigners to be their assistants at home.’
    • ‘One senses the strain by which the vivisectionist is exaggerated almost to the point of caricature.’