[ verb ih-vis-uh-reyt; adjective ih-vis-er-it, -uh-reyt ]
/ verb ɪˈvɪs əˌreɪt; adjective ɪˈvɪs ər ɪt, -əˌreɪt /
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verb (used with object), e·vis·cer·at·ed, e·vis·cer·at·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
OTHER WORDS FROM evisceratee·vis·cer·a·tion [ih-vis-uh-rey-shuhn], /ɪˌvɪs əˈreɪ ʃən/, noune·vis·cer·a·tor, noun
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How to use eviscerate in a sentence
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|Amy Zimmerman|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Also, I adore the devastating footnotes, wherein he eviscerates (decorously) his wayward predecessor, Andrew Field.Blake Bailey: How I Write|Noah Charney|March 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ideological polarization, however, eviscerates the center by treating compromise as a sellout.The Bill Clinton and DLC Model For Reinventing the Republican Party|Will Marshall|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Michael Moynihan eviscerates the left-wing apologetics that appear in popular travel guides.The Lonely Planet Guide to Dictators and Despots|Noah Kristula-Green|August 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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|Dana Vachon|May 6, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It falls upon the tiny Crickets, eviscerates them, and devours them with frantic greed.Social Life in the Insect World|J. H. Fabre
British Dictionary definitions for eviscerate
/ (ɪˈvɪsəˌreɪt) /
(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
Derived forms of eviscerateevisceration, nouneviscerator, noun
Word Origin for eviscerate
C17: from Latin ēviscerāre to disembowel, from viscera entrails
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