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
The demonizing of Mrs. May echoes that of another polarizing leader, the former Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who was eviscerated by left-wing musicians for her championing of untrammeled capitalism.
Specifically, the Republicans in Congress are working to eviscerate the social safety net and strip healthcare from 23 million people in order to give a tax cut to the richest people in America.
That’s from the CBO’s score of the latest version of the House bill, which only passed after it was amended to allow individual states to eviscerate consumer protections written into the Affordable Care Act.
Film reviewer Paul Tatara plays the role of praying mantis in a cage full of crickets, content to eviscerate only the dim victims who wander into danger of their own volition.
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Origin and Etymology of eviscerate
Latin evisceratus, past participle of eviscerare, from e- + viscera viscera
First Known Use: 1599
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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