verb (eviscerat, ing)
Etymology: From evisceratus, past participle of eviscerare.
- (transitive) To disembowel, to remove the viscera.
- (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.
- (transitive) Elicit the essence of.
- (context, transitive, surgery) Remove the contents of an eyeball.
- (context, intransitive, of viscera) to protrude through a surgical incision.
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