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eviscerate Tweet Definition of eviscerate Like Definition of eviscerate on Facebook
verb (eviscerat, ing)
  1. (transitive) To disembowel, to remove the viscera.
  2. (transitive) To destroy or make ineffectual or meaningless.
    The statement by the Trial Court, informing the accused that he had the option either to make a plea of not guilty, or if he made an insanity plea, upon conviction, to be put under a punishment for an enormously long period of time far in excess of that which he would be penalized by a conviction, was, in my opinion, an effective evisceration of the accused's rights under the law. –Phillis 22 in Paul Robinson's Instrument of God.
  3. (transitive) Elicit the essence of.
  4. (context, transitive, surgery) Remove the contents of an eyeball.
  5. (context, intransitive, of viscera) to protrude through a surgical incision.
excise Tweet Definition of excise Like Definition of excise on Facebook
noun
  1. a tax charged on goods produced within the country (as opposed to customs duties, charged on goods from outside the country)
verb (excis, ing)
  1. to impose an excise tax on something
excision Tweet Definition of excision Like Definition of excision on Facebook
noun
  1. The deletion of some text during editing.
  2. (surgery) The removal of a tumor etc. by cutting
  3. (genetics) The removal of a gene from a section of genetic material.
exfoliate Tweet Definition of exfoliate Like Definition of exfoliate on Facebook
verb (exfoliat, ing)
  1. To remove the leaves from a plant.
  2. To remove a layer of skin, as in cosmetic preparation.
exfoliation Tweet Definition of exfoliation Like Definition of exfoliation on Facebook
noun
  1. The scaling off of a bone, a rock, or a mineral, etc.; the state of being exfoliated.
  2. The loss of leaves from a plant
  3. The removal of a layer of skin, as in cosmetic preparation
explore Tweet Definition of explore Like Definition of explore on Facebook
verb (explor, ing)
  1. to wander without any particular aim or purpose
  2. to examine or investigate something systematically
The committee has been exploring alternative solutions to the problem at hand.
  1. to travel in search of discovery
It was around that time that the expedition began exploring the Arctic Circle.
  1. to experience first hand
It is normal for a boy of this age to be exploring his sexuality.
  1. (medicine) to examine diagnostically
extension Tweet Definition of extension Like Definition of extension on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion.
  2. That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space (or time, e.g. "spatiotemporal extension")
  3. Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; -- correlative of intension. Synonymous with denotation.
  4. A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
  5. The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line.
  6. (weightlifting) An exercise in which an arm or leg is straightened against resistance.
  7. (fencing) A simple offensive action, consisting of extending the weapon arm forward.
  8. A numerical code used to specify a specific telephone in a telecommunication network.
extirpate Tweet Definition of extirpate Like Definition of extirpate on Facebook
verb (extirpat, ing)
  1. (transitive, obsolete) To clear an area of roots and stumps.
  2. (transitive) To pull up by the roots; uproot.
  3. (transitive) To destroy completely; to annihilate.
  4. (transitive) To surgically remove.

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