exenterate

[v. ek-sen-tuh-reyt; adj. ek-sen-ter-it] /v. ɛkˈsɛn təˌreɪt; adj. ɛkˈsɛn tər ɪt/
verb (used with object), exenterated, exenterating.
1.
to remove the contents of; disembowel; eviscerate.
adjective
2.
Surgery, eviscerate.
Origin
1600–10; < Latin exenterātus (past participle of exenterāre to disembowel), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + enter- (< Greek éntera entrails) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
exenteration, noun
British Dictionary definitions for exenterate
exenterate
 
vb
1.  surgery to remove (internal organs, an eyeball, etc); eviscerate
2.  a rare word for disembowel
 
adj
3.  rare having been disembowelled
 
[C17: from Latin exenterāre, from ex-1 + Greek enteron intestine]
 
exenter'ation
 
n

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