exenterate

verb
ex·​en·​ter·​ate | \ ig-ˈzen-tə-ˌrāt How to pronounce exenterate (audio) \
exenterated; exenterating

Definition of exenterate

transitive verb

: to remove the contents of (something, such as the orbit, pelvis, or a sinus)

Other Words from exenterate

exenteration \ ig-​ˌzen-​tə-​ˈrā-​shən How to pronounce exenteration (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of exenterate

1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for exenterate

Latin exenteratus, past participle of exenterare to disembowel, modification of Greek exenterizein, from ex- + enteron intestine — more at inter-

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“Exenterate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exenteration. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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