[ verb ek-sen-tuh-reyt; adjective ek-sen-ter-it ]
/ verb ɛkˈsɛn təˌreɪt; adjective ɛkˈsɛn tər ɪt /
verb (used with object), ex·en·ter·at·ed, ex·en·ter·at·ing.
to remove the contents of; disembowel; eviscerate.
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Origin of exenterate
OTHER WORDS FROM exenterateex·en·ter·a·tion, noun
Words nearby exenterate
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British Dictionary definitions for exenterate
verb (ɪɡˈzɛntəˌreɪt) (tr)
surgery to remove (internal organs, an eyeball, etc); eviscerate
a rare word for disembowel
adjective (ɪɡˈzɛntəˌreɪt, -rɪt)
rare having been disembowelled
Derived forms of exenterateexenteration, noun
Word Origin for exenterate
C17: from Latin exenterāre, from ex- 1 + Greek enteron intestine
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