Tuesday, 15 October 2013

e·vis·cer·ate  (-vs-rt)
v. e·vis·cer·at·ede·vis·cer·at·inge·vis·cer·ates
1. To remove the entrails of; disembowel.
2. To take away a vital or essential part of: a compromise that eviscerated the proposed bill.
3. Medicine
a. To remove the contents of (an organ).
b. To remove an organ, such as an eye, from (a patient).
v.intr. Medicine
To protrude through a wound or surgical incision.

[Latin viscerreviscert- : -, ex-ex- + viscerainternal organs; see viscera.]

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