- 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 eviscerator
Historical Examples of eviscerator
The brutal Carabid, the eviscerator of the Pimeli, knows how strong he is.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
Jean Henri 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.