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evisceration (ɪˌvɪsəˈreɪʃən) 



  1. (formal) removal of the internal organs; disembowelling
  2. (formal) the weakening or emasculation of something
  3. (surgery) the protrusion of viscera through a weakened abdominal incision after an operation
  4. (surgery) the removal of the contents (of the eyeball or other organ)

eviscerate (ɪˈvɪsəˌreɪt Pronunciation for eviscerate



  1. (transitive) to remove the internal organs of; disembowel
  2. (transitive) to deprive of meaning or significance
  3. (transitive) (surgery) to remove the contents of (the eyeball or other organ)
  4. (intransitive) (surgery) (of the viscera) to protrude through a weakened abdominal incision after an operation


  1. having been disembowelled

Derived Forms

eˌviscerˈation noun
eˈviscerˌator noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin ēviscerāre to disembowel, from viscera entrails

Example Sentences Including 'evisceration'

The creed of political correctness, with its ideologically motivated evisceration of language, illustrates this perfectly.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Until very recently censorship was done for them by the Taliban, whose crude but effective method was the evisceration of all TV sets.
James Fergusson KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)
Wasn't that to be the catalyst for the final communal evisceration of this nation?
India Today (1996)
When I first saw Reservoir Dogs, some members of the audience actually whooped with delight with every new shooting and evisceration.
Independent (1999)


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