eviscerate

verb
evis·​cer·​ate | \ i-ˈvi-sə-ˌrāt How to pronounce eviscerate (audio) \
eviscerated; eviscerating

Definition of eviscerate

transitive verb

1a : 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)

intransitive verb

: to protrude through a surgical incision or suffer protrusion of a part through an incision

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Other Words from eviscerate

evisceration \ i-​ˌvi-​sə-​ˈrā-​shən How to pronounce evisceration (audio) \ noun

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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 on the Web None of this stood up to the slightest scrutiny; even NBC’s Chuck Todd, perhaps the most credulous newsman on TV, eviscerated them. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "The Republican Party’s Deafening Silence," 2 Oct. 2019 As usual, the characters le Carré respects, like Nat and his human-rights lawyer wife Prue, are lovingly examined in all their complexities, while his villains (Putin, Trump) are just as lovingly eviscerated. Richard Lipez, chicagotribune.com, "John le Carré’s new thriller takes aim at Trump, Brexit and the Russia mess," 24 Oct. 2019 Clayton Kramer is the guy who eviscerated a book by Michael Bellesiles that turned out to be a fraud. Nr Staff, National Review, "The Editors Podcast: More Mass Shootings Shake the Nation," 9 Aug. 2019 The train car had been eviscerated, its seats stripped down to their metal springs, its ceiling peeled back to expose a layer of insulation. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "A shell of its former, gleaming self, BART car of the past rolls to shredder," 8 Nov. 2019 Of those victims, three children were eviscerated, and some were partly eaten. David Quammen, National Geographic, "‘I am scared all the time’: Chimps and people are clashing in rural Uganda," 8 Nov. 2019 And yet, millions of marauding wild pigs have invaded large swaths of the southern U.S., eviscerating crops, gobbling up endangered sea turtles and trampling archaeological sites in a rampage showing no signs of letting up. Alex Horton, Twin Cities, "Alex Horton: Think 30-50 feral hogs is a joke? Millions are rampaging across the country.," 8 Aug. 2019 Trump has weaponized social media to eviscerate opponents and promote himself. Washington Post, "Trump accuses big tech of bias against conservative voices," 11 July 2019 And yet, millions of marauding wild pigs have invaded large swaths of the southern U.S., eviscerating crops, gobbling up endangered sea turtles and trampling archaeological sites in a rampage showing no signs of letting up. Alex Horton, Twin Cities, "Alex Horton: Think 30-50 feral hogs is a joke? Millions are rampaging across the country.," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of eviscerate

1599, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for eviscerate

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

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The first known use of eviscerate was in 1599

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12 Dec 2019

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“Eviscerate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eviscerating. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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More Definitions for eviscerate

eviscerate

verb
How to pronounce eviscerate (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of eviscerate

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

eviscerate

verb
evis·​cer·​ate | \ i-ˈvis-ə-ˌrāt How to pronounce eviscerate (audio) \
eviscerated; eviscerating

Medical Definition of eviscerate

transitive verb

1 : 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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