- When a kidney is removed, this is an example of a time when a surgeon eviscerates the kidney.
- When a compromise about a law essentially renders the law useless by removing all of the essential elements of the original law, this is an example of when the law is eviscerated.
To eviscerate is defined as to take out body organs, or to remove the essential part of something.
- to remove the viscera from; disembowel
- to deprive of an essential part; take away the force, significance, etc. of
- Surgery to remove the contents of (an organ)
Origin of eviscerate; from Classical Latin evisceratus, past participle of eviscerare ; from e-, out + viscera, viscera
- to protrude through a surgical incision or deep wound: said as of the viscera
- to experience such a protrusion
verbe·vis·cer·at·ed, e·vis·cer·at·ing, e·vis·cer·ates
- To remove the entrails of; disembowel.
- To take away a vital or essential part of; weaken, damage, or destroy: a compromise that eviscerated the proposed bill.
- Medicine a. To remove the contents of (an organ).b. To remove an organ, such as an eye, from (a patient).
verb, intransitive Medicine
To protrude through a wound or surgical incision.
Origin of eviscerateLatin &emacron;viscer&amacron;re, &emacron;viscer&amacron;t- : &emacron;-, ex-, ex- + viscera, internal organs; see viscera.
(third-person singular simple present eviscerates, present participle eviscerating, simple past and past participle eviscerated)