Word of the Day: EVISCERATE

evis·cer·ate

verb \i-ˈvi-sə-ˌrāt\

: to take out the internal organs of (an animal)

evis·cer·at·ed  evis·cer·at·ing

Full Definition of EVISCERATE

transitive verb

1a :  to take out the entrails of :  disembowel

b :  to deprive of vital content or force

2:  to remove an organ from (a patient) or the contents of (an organ)
intransitive verb
:  to protrude through a surgical incision or suffer protrusion of a part through an incision
evis·cer·a·tion noun

Examples of EVISCERATE

  1. <the ancient Egyptians would eviscerate the bodies of the dead as part of the process of mummifying them>

Origin of EVISCERATE

Latin evisceratus, past participle of eviscerare, from e- + viscera viscera

First Known Use: 1599

Related to EVISCERATE

Synonyms
clean, disembowel, draw, gut

evis·cer·ate

verb \i-ˈvis-ə-ˌrāt\   (Medical Dictionary)

evis·cer·at·ed  evis·cer·at·ing

Medical Definition of EVISCERATE

transitive verb
1: to remove the viscera of
2: to remove an organ from (a patient) or the contents of (an organ)
intransitive verb
: to protrude through a surgical incision or suffer protrusion of a part through an incision

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eviscerate

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