eviscerate

verb evis·cer·ate \ i-ˈvi-sə-ˌrāt \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of eviscerate

eviscerated; eviscerating
1 a : to take out the entrails of : disembowel
b : to deprive of vital content or force
2 : to remove an organ from (a patient) or the contents of (an organ)
: to protrude through a surgical incision or suffer protrusion of a part through an incision

evisceration

play \i-ˌvi-sə-ˈrā-shən\ noun

Examples of eviscerate in a Sentence

  1. the ancient Egyptians would eviscerate the bodies of the dead as part of the process of mummifying them

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Origin and Etymology of eviscerate

Latin evisceratus, past participle of eviscerare, from e- + viscera viscera

eviscerate Synonyms

Synonyms

clean, disembowel, draw, gut;


EVISCERATE Defined for English Language Learners

eviscerate

Definition of eviscerate for English Language Learners

  • : to take out the internal organs of (an animal)


Medical Dictionary

eviscerate

verb evis·cer·ate \ i-ˈvis-ə-ˌrāt \

medical Definition of eviscerate

eviscerated; eviscerating
1 : to remove the viscera of
2 : to remove an organ from (a patient) or the contents of (an organ)
: to protrude through a surgical incision or suffer protrusion of a part through an incision


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