[ verb ih-vis-uh-reyt; adjective ih-vis-er-it, -uh-reyt ]
/ verb ɪˈvɪs əˌreɪt; adjective ɪˈvɪs ər ɪt, -əˌreɪt /
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, noune·vis·cer·a·tor, nounun·e·vis·cer·at·ed, adjective
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The brutal Carabid, the eviscerator of the Pimeli, knows how strong he is.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles|Jean Henri Fabre
British Dictionary definitions for eviscerator
/ (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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