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eviscerate (ɪˈvɪsəˌreɪt Pronunciation for eviscerate

Definitions

verb

  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

adjective

 (ɪˈvɪsərɪt) 
  1. having been disembowelled

Derived Forms

eˌviscerˈation noun
eˈviscerˌator noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin ēviscerāre to disembowel, from viscera entrails

Synonyms

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= gut, draw, paunch, disembowel, remove the internal organs of

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