Definition of eviscerate
1a : to take out the entrails of : disembowelb : 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
eviscerationplay \i-ˌvi-sə-ˈrā-shən\ noun
Examples of eviscerate in a Sentence
the ancient Egyptians would eviscerate the bodies of the dead as part of the process of mummifying them
Recent Examples of eviscerate from the Web
Gilbert didn’t handle that rejection well, and fired off a regrettable letter eviscerating James.
Carper said his party cannot support a plan that would eviscerate Medicaid to the degree being suggested by Republicans in order to provide another tax break for the nation's wealthiest people.
The eviscerator, or technician, removes the organs, the other – the cadaver – is eviscerated.
Self-driving cars are likely to disrupt business models, substantially reduce personal car ownership, reshape urban and suburban development, upend the insurance business and eviscerate millions of transportation jobs while creating others.
The problem could get worse as more fishermen from farther north and places like Lake Qarun, where pollution has eviscerated fish stocks, move south into the Lake Nasser area, El-Din adds.
Nobody writes characters as bizarre as Matthew Klam does, and nobody eviscerates their characters as lovingly.
The President and Congress have proposed draconian cuts to the nation’s most effective health, nutrition, education, and disability programs, eviscerating benefits that have kept families afloat for decades.
Good government, however, is justification for eviscerating the obscure state Board of Equalization.
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Origin and Etymology of eviscerate
Latin evisceratus, past participle of eviscerare, from e- + viscera viscera
First Known Use: 1599See Words from the same year
EVISCERATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of eviscerate for English Language Learners
: to take out the internal organs of (an animal)
Medical Definition of eviscerate
transitive verb: to remove the viscera of
2: to remove an organ from (a patient) or the contents of (an organ)
intransitive verb: to protrude through a surgical incision or suffer protrusion of a part through an incision
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