An"a*lyze (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Analyzed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Analyzing.] [Cf. F. analyser. See Analysis.]

To subject to analysis; to resolve (anything complex) into its elements; to separate into the constituent parts, for the purpose of an examination of each separately; to examine in such a manner as to ascertain the elements or nature of the thing examined; as, to analyze a fossil substance; to analyze a sentence or a word; to analyze an action to ascertain its morality.

No one, I presume, can analyze the sensations of pleasure or pain. Darwin.

 

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