Eviscerate

  • 1 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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

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

    Wiktionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 eviscerate — Synonyms and related words: abate, attenuate, blunt, bowel, cramp, cripple, damp, dampen, deaden, debilitate, devitalize, disembowel, draw, dull, enervate, enfeeble, exhaust, extenuate, gruel, gut, lay low, mitigate, paunch, rattle, reduce, sap,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 eviscerate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. disembowel. See extraction, weakness. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. disembowel, gut, devitalize; see kill 1 , weaken 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. disembowel, gut, clean …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 eviscerate — e|vis|ce|rate [ıˈvısəreıt] v [T] formal or technical [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of eviscerare, from viscera body organs ] to cut the organs out of a person s or animal s body …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 eviscerate — e|vis|cer|ate [ ı vısə,reıt ] verb transitive FORMAL 1. ) to remove organs such as the stomach or heart from inside someone s body 2. ) to make something such as an organization or system much less effective or powerful …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 eviscerate — Remove internal contents …

    Combined glossary of agriculture

  • 17 eviscerate — e·vis·cer·ate || ɪ vɪsÉ™reɪt v. remove the intestines; remove essential parts; clear out …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 eviscerate — [ɪ vɪsəreɪt] verb formal disembowel. Derivatives evisceration noun Origin C16: from L. eviscerat , eviscerare, from e (var. of ex ) out + viscera internal organs …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 eviscerate — v. a. Disembowel, embowel, paunch, gut, take out the bowels of …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 eviscerate — verb (T) formal or technical to cut the bowels or other organs out of a body …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English