- 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).
Origin of eviscerate
Examples from the Web for eviscerated
This theme was touched upon in “Paradise Now” and is eviscerated in “Omar.”'Omar' and the Oscars
December 16, 2013
Bob Schieffer eviscerated Cain on Face the Nation over the use a cigarette in his campaign ad gone viral.7 Best Moments From Sunday Talk
The Daily Beast Video
October 30, 2011
That day she, very authentically, eviscerated Jay Leno over the Tonight Show debacle at NBC in front of a roomful of press.Rosie Bares All
January 25, 2010
People are afraid to try things because they get eviscerated, like Jeff Zucker did at NBC.NPR Chief Says Leave Zucker Alone
January 21, 2010
Everything had been eviscerated, torn to atoms, reduced to powder.The Day of Wrath
The whole of the surrounding country is, as it were, eviscerated.A Tramp's Notebook
He sat looking at the minute-hand of the eviscerated Mission clock.A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays
It is eviscerated and swallowed as greedily as though it were a defenceless grub.Social Life in the Insect World
J. H. Fabre
Thus in the case of a wound which is obviously septic and going to terminate in panophthalmitis the eye should be eviscerated.
- (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
Word Origin and History for eviscerated
c.1600 (figurative); 1620s (literal), from Latin evisceratus, past participle of eviscerare "to disembowel," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + viscera "internal organs." Sometimes used 17c. in figurative sense of "to bring out the deepest secrets of." Related: Eviscerated; eviscerating.