Eviscerate E*vis"cer*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eviscerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Eviscerating}.] [L. evisceratus, p. p. of eviscerare to eviscerate; e out + viscera the bowels. See {Viscera}.] To take out the entrails of; to disembowel; to gut. [1913 Webster]

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  • eviscerate — I verb cut out, damage, debilitate, deprive of essential parts, deprive of force, deprive of vital parts, devitalize, dig out, disembowel, dismantle, embowel, enervate, enfeeble, exenterate, exsect, extract, gut, harm, impair injure, mar, pick… …   Law dictionary

  • eviscerate — c.1600 (figurative); 1620s (literal), from L. evisceratus, pp. of eviscerare to disembowel, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + viscera internal organs. Sometimes used 17c. in figurative sense of to bring out the deepest secrets of. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • eviscerate — ► VERB formal ▪ disembowel. DERIVATIVES evisceration noun. ORIGIN Latin eviscerare, from viscera internal organs …   English terms dictionary

  • eviscerate — [ē vis′ər āt΄, ivis′ər āt΄] vt. eviscerated, eviscerating [< L evisceratus, pp. of eviscerare < e , out + viscera, VISCERA] 1. to remove the viscera from; disembowel 2. to deprive of an essential part; take away the force, significance, etc …   English World dictionary

  • eviscerate — [[t]ɪvɪ̱səreɪt[/t]] eviscerates, eviscerating, eviscerated 1) VERB To eviscerate a person or animal means to remove their internal organs, such as their heart, lungs, and stomach. [FORMAL] [V n] ...strangling and eviscerating rabbits for the pot …   English dictionary

  • eviscerate — UK [ɪˈvɪsəreɪt] / US [ɪˈvɪsəˌreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms eviscerate : present tense I/you/we/they eviscerate he/she/it eviscerates present participle eviscerating past tense eviscerated past participle eviscerated formal 1) to remove… …   English dictionary

  • eviscerate — evisceration, n. eviscerator, n. v. /i vis euh rayt /; adj. /i vis euhr it, euh rayt /, v., eviscerated, eviscerating, adj. v.t. 1. to remove the entrails from; disembowel: to eviscerate a chicken. 2. to deprive of vital or essential parts: The… …   Universalium

  • eviscerate — verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin evisceratus, past participle of eviscerare, from e + viscera viscera Date: 1599 transitive verb 1. a. to take out the entrails of ; disembowel b. to deprive of vital content or force …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eviscerate — verb a) To disembowel, to remove the viscera. b) To destroy or make ineffectual or meaningless. Syn: exenterate …   Wiktionary

  • eviscerate — evis·cer·ate i vis ə .rāt vb, at·ed; at·ing vt 1) to remove the viscera of 2) to remove an organ from (a patient) or the contents of (an organ) vi to protrude through a surgical incision or suffer protrusion of a part through an incision …   Medical dictionary

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