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Meaning of eviscerate

e•vis•cer•ate

Pronunciation: (v.i-vis'u-rāt"adj.i-vis'ur-it, -u-rāt"), [key]
— v., adj. -at•ed, -at•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to remove the entrails from; disembowel: to eviscerate a chicken.
  2. to deprive of vital or essential parts: The censors eviscerated the book to make it inoffensive to the leaders of the party.
  3. to remove the contents of (a body organ).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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