Definition of


  1. (verb, change) take away a vital or essential part of
  2. (verb, change) remove the entrails of
  3. (verb, change) remove the contents of
  4. (verb, contact) surgically remove a part of a structure or an organ
  5. (adj, all) having been disembowelled

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Synonyms of Eviscerate

disembowel, draw, resect

Alternate forms of Eviscerate

Derivations: evisceration

Hypernyms: devitalise, devitalize, empty, remove, take, take away, withdraw

Origin of the word Eviscerate

  1. c.1600, from L. evisceratus, pp. of eviscerare, from ex- "out" + viscera "internal organs." Sometimes used 17c. in figurative sense of "to bring out the deepest secrets of." Related: Eviscerated; eviscerating. more

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