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- (transitive) To disembowel, to remove the viscera.
- (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.
- (transitive) To elicit the essence of.
- (transitive, surgery) To remove a bodily organ or its contents.
- (intransitive, of viscera) To protrude through a surgical incision.
to make ineffectual or meaningless
to protrude through surgical incision
- eviscerate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- eviscerate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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