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degut

or de-gut

[dee-guht]
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verb (used with object), de·gut·ted, de·gut·ting.
  1. to remove the entrails of; disembowel; gut.
  2. to divest of essential character, strength, force, etc.: The leading lady's poor performance degutted the play of its vitality.
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Origin of degut

First recorded in 1930–35; de- + gut
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