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).
- e·vis·cer·a·tion [ih-vis-uh-rey-shuhn], /ɪˌvɪs əˈreɪ ʃən/, noun
- e·vis·cer·a·tor, noun
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How to use eviscerate in a sentence
When Victoria’s Secret announced it was revamping its brand, former “angel” Bridget Malcolm took to TikTok to eviscerate the company for the switch.
After all, that’s where in 2013 the court eviscerated part of the Voting Rights Act, making way for bills like those proposed in Texas.Texas Democrats Faced Criticism for Fleeing to D.C.—But These Lawmakers See Their Gamble as a Deeply Personal Battle for the Future of Their State | Janell Ross/Washington, D.C. | July 23, 2021 | Time
The firm’s research also found that working from home, particularly for women, has completely eviscerated the boundaries between work and people’s personal lives.America's Workplaces Are Seeing a Job Turnover 'Tsunami,' According to JLL's Work Dynamics CEO | Eben Shapiro | July 18, 2021 | Time
The justices stopped short of eviscerating the Voting Rights Act, but nevertheless did significant damage to this vital civil rights law and to the freedom to vote.Supreme Court gives another big green light to GOP voting restrictions | Aaron Blake | July 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Danielle Bernstein, head of WeWoreWhat, got eviscerated on the platform for stealing designs, outfits and content from smaller creators, often people of color.
If paying your taxes is compelled speech in support of the government, can the First Amendment be used to eviscerate taxes?The Supreme Court Turns the First Amendment Into a Weapon for Corporations | Sally Kohn | July 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And yet, we witness professed Christians like Paul Ryan putting forward budgets that would eviscerate our common safety net.
Romney appeared ready to “eviscerate Obamacare,” in the words of one attendee.Mitt Romney Offers Campaign Messaging Preview for Donors | Shushannah Walshe | April 13, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Scientists are figuring out how to locate and eviscerate the worst moments of your life.
Is it their custom to kill the wounded and to eviscerate such of their fellows as suffer damage?Social Life in the Insect World | J. H. Fabre
It is decided to catch a trout, eviscerate him, and obtain internal and indisputable evidence.The So-called Human Race | Bert Leston Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for eviscerate
(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
having been disembowelled
- evisceration, noun
- eviscerator, noun
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