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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


View thesaurus entry
= gut, draw, paunch, disembowel, remove the internal organs of

Example Sentences Including 'eviscerate'

Graphically impressive caves and mechanical corridors are chock-full of strange critters for Nintendo's resident mercenary to eviscerate.
Maxim (2004)
There are no words to describe what I felt as I listened to the man eviscerate himself in front of the camera.
Kewley, Vanya Tibet - Behind the Ice Curtain
To do so is to eviscerate the meaning of the Sacrament, and the reality of the relationships that it effects with God and one another.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
You almost have to eviscerate the rest of the government in order to fined the money he needs.
canada.com (2004)


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