Meaning of degut

de•gut

Pronunciation: (dē-gut'), [key]
— -gut•ted, -gut•ting.
  1. to remove the entrails of; disembowel; gut.
  2. to divest of essential character, strength, force, etc.: The leading lady's poor performance degutted the play of its vitality.
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