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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.
evisceration e·vis·cer·a·tion (ĭ-vĭs'ə-rā'shən)
Removal of the contents of the eyeball, leaving the sclera and sometimes the cornea.
Protrusion of the abdominal viscera, as through a defect created by wound dehiscence.