- 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 evisceration
Contemporary Examples of evisceration
His evisceration of the hypocrisy and cynicism of Jacques Chirac and Gerhard Schroeder was irresistible.Christopher Hitchens: A Young Contrarian Salutes Him
December 18, 2011
They should fight harder, because “the evisceration of USAID,” as one development expert calls it, has serious consequences.Hillary's Power Grab
January 14, 2011
His evisceration of Leno on The Jay Leno Show is one for the vault.Secrets of the Late Night War
November 8, 2010
After his 2007 evisceration of Flavor Flav, he may have taken some heat for making racial jokes.Death of the Comedian's Comedian
September 30, 2010
Their campaign for "change" can only benefit from Brown's self- evisceration.Gordon Brown's Disastrous Day
April 29, 2010
Historical Examples of evisceration
An instantaneous side-step and twist of the body saved the captain from evisceration.The Pathless Trail
Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
Where trout are so plentiful and so unwary, there is no call for the preparatory work of the evisceration school of anglers.The So-called Human Race
Bert Leston Taylor
It usually makes its appearance about the third day and must be treated by evisceration.
If the globe be extruded the patient is in the same position as if he had had evisceration performed.
A tiny perforation of no importance to the insect is more effectual than evisceration.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.
- Removal of the contents of the eyeball, leaving the sclera and sometimes the cornea.
- Protrusion of the abdominal viscera, as through a defect created by wound dehiscence.