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eviscerate

[v. ih-vis-uh-reyt; adj. ih-vis-er-it, -uh-reyt] /v. ɪˈvɪs əˌreɪt; adj. ɪˈvɪs ər ɪt, -əˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), eviscerated, eviscerating.
1.
to remove the entrails from; disembowel:
to eviscerate a chicken.
2.
to deprive of vital or essential parts:
The censors eviscerated the book to make it inoffensive to the leaders of the party.
3.
Surgery. to remove the contents of (a body organ).
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin ēviscerātus, past participle of ēviscerāre to deprive of entrails, tear to pieces, equivalent to ē- e-1 + viscer(a) viscera + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
evisceration, noun
eviscerator, noun
uneviscerated, adjective
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  • But habitat fragmentation and the hunting of the leopard and its prey have eviscerated wild populations, conservationists say.
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  • Near the main grocery store a metal shack houses a splayed, eviscerated pig roasting on a spit.
  • Opposing players must be verbally eviscerated, their personal problems made fodder for derision.
  • She was alive but eviscerated, her body nearly sliced in two by a mortar fragment.
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  • If eviscerated, it shall be practically free from visceral parts other than roe, milt or kidney.
British Dictionary definitions for eviscerated

eviscerate

/ɪˈvɪsəˌreɪt/
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
5.
having been disembowelled
Derived Forms
evisceration, noun
eviscerator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ēviscerāre to disembowel, from viscera entrails
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Word Origin and History for eviscerated

eviscerate

v.

c.1600 (figurative); 1620s (literal), from Latin evisceratus, past participle of eviscerare "to disembowel," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + viscera "internal organs." Sometimes used 17c. in figurative sense of "to bring out the deepest secrets of." Related: Eviscerated; eviscerating.

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