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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.
Etymology: From evisceratus, past participle of eviscerare.


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