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exenterate

[verb ek-sen-tuh-reyt; adjective ek-sen-ter-it] /verb ɛkˈsɛn təˌreɪt; adjective ɛkˈsɛn tər ɪt/
verb (used with object), exenterated, exenterating.
1.
to remove the contents of; disembowel; eviscerate.
adjective
2.
Surgery. eviscerate.
Origin of exenterate
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin exenterātus (past participle of exenterāre to disembowel), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + enter- (< Greek éntera entrails) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
exenteration, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exenterate

exenterate

verb (transitive) (ɪɡˈzɛntəˌreɪt)
1.
(surgery) to remove (internal organs, an eyeball, etc); eviscerate
2.
a rare word for disembowel
adjective (ɪɡˈzɛntəˌreɪt; -rɪt)
3.
(rare) having been disembowelled
Derived Forms
exenteration, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin exenterāre, from ex-1 + Greek enteron intestine
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