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exenterate

[ verb ek-sen-tuh-reyt; adjective ek-sen-ter-it ]
/ verb 蓻k藞s蓻n t蓹藢re瑟t; adjective 蓻k藞s蓻n t蓹r 瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ex路en路ter路at路ed, ex路en路ter路at路ing.
to remove the contents of; disembowel; eviscerate.
adjective
Surgery. eviscerate.
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Origin of exenterate

1600鈥10; <Latin exenter膩tus (past participle of exenter膩re to disembowel), equivalent to ex-ex-1 + enter- (<Greek 茅ntera entrails) + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM exenterate

ex路en路ter路a路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exenterate

exenterate

verb (瑟伞藞z蓻nt蓹藢re瑟t) (tr)
surgery to remove (internal organs, an eyeball, etc); eviscerate
a rare word for disembowel
adjective (瑟伞藞z蓻nt蓹藢re瑟t, -r瑟t)
rare having been disembowelled

Derived forms of exenterate

exenteration, noun

Word Origin for exenterate

C17: from Latin exenter膩re, from ex- 1 + Greek enteron intestine
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