Dictionary.com

eviscerate

[ verb ih-vis-uh-reyt; adjective ih-vis-er-it, -uh-reyt ]
/ verb 瑟藞v瑟s 蓹藢re瑟t; adjective 瑟藞v瑟s 蓹r 瑟t, -蓹藢re瑟t /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: eviscerate / eviscerated on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object), e路vis路cer路at路ed, e路vis路cer路at路ing.
to remove the entrails from; disembowel: to eviscerate a chicken.
to deprive of vital or essential parts: The censors eviscerated the book to make it inoffensive to the leaders of the party.
Surgery. to remove the contents of (a body organ).
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can鈥檛 figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of eviscerate

First recorded in 1600鈥10; from Latin 膿viscer膩tus, past participle of 膿viscer膩re 鈥渢o deprive of entrails, tear to pieces,鈥 equivalent to 膿- e-1 + viscer(a) viscera + -膩tus -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM eviscerate

e路vis路cer路a路tion [ih-vis-uh-rey-shuhn], /瑟藢v瑟s 蓹藞re瑟 蕛蓹n/, noune路vis路cer路a路tor, noun

Words nearby eviscerate

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use eviscerate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for eviscerate

eviscerate
/ (瑟藞v瑟s蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to remove the internal organs of; disembowel
(tr) to deprive of meaning or significance
(tr) surgery to remove the contents of (the eyeball or other organ)
(intr) surgery (of the viscera) to protrude through a weakened abdominal incision after an operation
adjective
having been disembowelled

Derived forms of eviscerate

evisceration, nouneviscerator, noun

Word Origin for eviscerate

C17: from Latin 膿viscer膩re to disembowel, from viscera entrails
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK