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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 /
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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).
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Origin of eviscerate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM eviscerate

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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
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