- 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 eviscerates
Contemporary Examples of eviscerates
Of course, the fact that Tris faces and eviscerates her own anxiety lends the simulation scene a veneer of victory and autonomy.Sex Won’t Kill Young Adult Heroines: ‘Divergent’ and Rape Culture
March 28, 2014
Also, I adore the devastating footnotes, wherein he eviscerates (decorously) his wayward predecessor, Andrew Field.Blake Bailey: How I Write
March 20, 2013
Ideological polarization, however, eviscerates the center by treating compromise as a sellout.The Bill Clinton and DLC Model For Reinventing the Republican Party
March 14, 2013
Michael Moynihan eviscerates the left-wing apologetics that appear in popular travel guides.The Lonely Planet Guide to Dictators and Despots
August 15, 2012
It cheats and it sweats and it eviscerates and procrastinates and it comes up pathetically short in almost every area.Osama bin Laden Died a Fool and Has No Legacy
May 6, 2011
Historical Examples of eviscerates
It falls upon the tiny Crickets, eviscerates them, and devours them with frantic greed.Social Life in the Insect World
J. H. Fabre
- (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 for eviscerate
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.