eviscerate

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ēviscerātus, past participle of ēviscerāre (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.
    • 2019 August 15, Bob Stanley, “'Groovy, groovy, groovy': listening to Woodstock 50 years on – all 38 discs”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Coming on stage at sunrise on the Sunday, Jefferson Airplane greet the new day explaining they’re not a “hippie band” but “manic morning music”, then eviscerate Fred Neil’s Other Side of Life. Somebody to Love is also taken at breakneck speed – this turns out to be an energy tablet before a leaden day.
    • 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]

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eviscerate

  1. inflection of eviscerare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
    3. feminine plural past participle

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ēviscerāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ēviscerātus