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- (transitive) To disembowel, to remove the viscera.
- (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:
- 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.
- (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
- eviscerate at OneLook Dictionary Search
- inflection of :
- (Classical) IPA(key): /eː.wis.keˈraː.te/, [eː.wɪs.kɛˈraː.t̪ɛ]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /e.viʃ.ʃeˈra.te/, [ɛ.viʃ.ʃɛˈraː.t̪ɛ]