[v. ih-vis-uh-reyt; adj. ih-vis-er-it, -uh-reyt]
verb (used with object), eviscerated, eviscerating.
to remove the entrails from; disembowel: to eviscerate a chicken.
to deprive of vital or essential parts: The censors eviscerated the book to make it inoffensive to the leaders of the party.
Surgery. to remove the contents of (a body organ).

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

evisceration, noun
eviscerator, noun
uneviscerated, adjective
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eviscerate (ɪˈvɪsəˌreɪt)
1.  (tr) to remove the internal organs of; disembowel
2.  (tr) to deprive of meaning or significance
3.  (tr) surgery to remove the contents of (the eyeball or other organ)
4.  (intr) surgery (of the viscera) to protrude through a weakened abdominal incision after an operation
5.  having been disembowelled
[C17: from Latin ēviscerāre to disembowel, from viscera entrails]

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Word Origin & History

c.1600, from L. evisceratus, pp. of eviscerare, from ex- "out" + viscera "internal organs." Sometimes used 17c. in figurative sense of "to bring out the deepest secrets of." Related: Eviscerated; eviscerating.
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Example sentences
She eviscerates so elegantly that her corpses remain standing.
He stated that the ruling eviscerates the legislature's scheme of recovery that was crafted in reliance on common law precedents.
It completely eviscerates the whole concept of the system.
The decision of the court of appeals, however, eviscerates the rule in the context of arbitral proceedings.
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