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Definitions by Wordnik

  1. (verb-transitive) To remove the entrails of; disembowel.
  2. (verb-transitive) To take away a vital or essential part of: a compromise that eviscerated the proposed bill.
  3. (verb-transitive) Medicine To remove the contents of (an organ).
  4. (verb-transitive) Medicine To remove an organ, such as an eye, from (a patient).
  5. (verb-intransitive) Medicine To protrude through a wound or surgical incision.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. The Florida pastor, author and talk show host wants to outlaw abortion, abolish the IRS and Federal Reserve, and "eviscerate" federal programs such as Social Security. - Presidential race tightens in Georgia
  2. FICTION: The NAB claims that devices operating on adjacent television channels will "eviscerate" digital TV signals - Timothy Karr: The NAB vs. Reality
  3. I had to look up "eviscerate" ... it means to disembowel. - A Guide to Hand-Kissing
  4. Toronto lawyer David Garson said the Conservative proposals would "eviscerate" the Immigration Act. - Peace, order and good government, eh?: March 2008 Archives
  5. Although the forecasts are lower, Charles Di Bona, an analyst at Bernstein Research, said Microsoft didn't "eviscerate" its numbers, which may give investors confidence that it is better insulated from economic turbulence than others. - Microsoft's Profit Rises, But Outlook Is Damped


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