- To eviscerate is defined as to take out body organs, or to remove the essential part of something.
- 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.
eviscerate definition by Webster's New World
- 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: ; from Classical Latin evisceratus, past participle of eviscerare ; from e-, out plush viscera, viscera
- to protrude through a surgical incision or deep wound: said as of the viscera
- to experience such a protrusion
- evisceration noun
eviscerate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb e·vis·cer·at·ed, e·vis·cer·at·ing, e·vis·cer·ates verb, transitive
- To remove the entrails of; disembowel.
- To take away a vital or essential part of: 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).
Origin: Latin ēviscerāre, ēviscerāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + viscera, internal organs; see viscera.
- e·visˌcer·aˈtion noun