eviscerate

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin evisceratus, past participle of eviscerare (to disembowel), from e (out) + viscera (bowels).

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  • IPA(key): /ɪˈvɪsəˌɹeɪt/

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eviscerate (third-person singular simple present eviscerates, present participle eviscerating, simple past and past participle eviscerated)

  1. (transitive) To disembowel, to remove the viscera.
  2. (transitive) To destroy or make ineffectual or meaningless.
    • 2005, Congress, Congressional Record, volume 151, part 16, page 21847:
      Earlier the gentleman from California (Mr. Cardoza) got up on the floor, and he was upset that somebody had said that the underlying bill would eviscerate the Endangered Species Act.
  3. (transitive) To elicit the essence of.
  4. (transitive, surgery) To remove a bodily organ or its contents.
  5. (intransitive, of viscera) To protrude through a surgical incision.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

eviscerate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of eviscerare
  2. second-person plural imperative of eviscerare
  3. feminine plural of eviscerato

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Participle[edit]

ēviscerāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ēviscerātus