exenterate


ex·en·ter·ate

transitive verb \ig-ˈzen-tə-ˌrāt\
ex·en·ter·at·edex·en·ter·at·ing

Definition of EXENTERATE

:  to remove the contents of (as the orbit or pelvis)
ex·en·ter·a·tion \-ˌzen-tə-ˈrā-shən\ noun

Origin of EXENTERATE

Latin exenteratus, past participle of exenterare to disembowel, modification of Greek exenterizein, from ex- + enteron intestine — more at inter-
First Known Use: 1607

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