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 eviscerate (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 When Parliament finally opened greyhound ownership to all comers, the working class surged into hare coursing, in which greyhounds use sight, speed, and agility to pursue and oftentimes kill (read: eviscerate) a brown hare. Ashley Stimpson, Longreads, "Shades of Grey," 31 Oct. 2020 When Parliament finally opened greyhound ownership to all comers, the working class surged into hare coursing, in which greyhounds use sight, speed, and agility to pursue and oftentimes kill (read: eviscerate) a brown hare. Ashley Stimpson, Longreads, "Shades of Grey," 31 Oct. 2020 When Parliament finally opened greyhound ownership to all comers, the working class surged into hare coursing, in which greyhounds use sight, speed, and agility to pursue and oftentimes kill (read: eviscerate) a brown hare. Ashley Stimpson, Longreads, "Shades of Grey," 31 Oct. 2020 When Parliament finally opened greyhound ownership to all comers, the working class surged into hare coursing, in which greyhounds use sight, speed, and agility to pursue and oftentimes kill (read: eviscerate) a brown hare. Ashley Stimpson, Longreads, "Shades of Grey," 31 Oct. 2020 When Parliament finally opened greyhound ownership to all comers, the working class surged into hare coursing, in which greyhounds use sight, speed, and agility to pursue and oftentimes kill (read: eviscerate) a brown hare. Ashley Stimpson, Longreads, "Shades of Grey," 31 Oct. 2020 The changes essentially eviscerate requirements that lenders, insurance companies and landlords comply with federal fair housing laws, civil rights attorneys say. Washington Post, "New federal rule will make it harder to challenge discrimination in the housing industry, lawsuits allege," 22 Oct. 2020 When Parliament finally opened greyhound ownership to all comers, the working class surged into hare coursing, in which greyhounds use sight, speed, and agility to pursue and oftentimes kill (read: eviscerate) a brown hare. Ashley Stimpson, Longreads, "Shades of Grey," 31 Oct. 2020 When Parliament finally opened greyhound ownership to all comers, the working class surged into hare coursing, in which greyhounds use sight, speed, and agility to pursue and oftentimes kill (read: eviscerate) a brown hare. Ashley Stimpson, Longreads, "Shades of Grey," 31 Oct. 2020

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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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18 Jan 2021

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“Eviscerate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eviscerate. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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More Definitions for eviscerate

eviscerate

verb

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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