degutting

degut

[dee-guht]
verb (used with object), degutted, degutting.
1.
to remove the entrails of; disembowel; gut.
2.
to divest of essential character, strength, force, etc.: The leading lady's poor performance degutted the play of its vitality.
Also, de-gut.


Origin:
1930–35; de- + gut

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