or de-gut

[ dee-guht ]
/ diˈgʌt /

verb (used with object), de·gut·ted, de·gut·ting.

to remove the entrails of; disembowel; gut.
to divest of essential character, strength, force, etc.: The leading lady's poor performance degutted the play of its vitality.

Origin of degut

First recorded in 1930–35; de- + gut Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019