evisceration

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evisceration (countable and uncountable, plural eviscerations)

  1. A disemboweling; the removal of viscera.
    The evisceration of the animal was accomplished with a single blow of the knife.
  2. (figurative, by extension) A vigorous verbal or physical assault.
    The critic delivered another evisceration of the latest movie.
    • 2018 September 7, Tom English, “Scotland 0-4 Belgium”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      If you were a Belgian, it was pretty and what you would have expected from your boys. If you were a Scot it was painful, an evisceration of McLeish's notion that his team were good enough to go "toe-to-toe" with the third best team in the world. Delusional.
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