from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To remove the entrails of; disembowel.
- transitive v. To take away a vital or essential part of: a compromise that eviscerated the proposed bill.
- transitive v. Medicine To remove the contents of (an organ).
- transitive v. Medicine To remove an organ, such as an eye, from (a patient).
- intransitive v. Medicine To protrude through a wound or surgical incision.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To disembowel, to remove the viscera.
- v. To destroy or make ineffectual or meaningless.
- v. To elicit the essence of.
- v. To remove a bodily organ or its contents.
- v. To protrude through a surgical incision.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To take out the entrails of; to disembowel; to gut.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To remove the viscera from; take out the entrails of; disembowel.
- Figuratively, to deprive of essential or vital parts.
- To unbosom; reveal; disclose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having been disembowelled
- v. surgically remove a part of a structure or an organ
- v. remove the contents of
- v. take away a vital or essential part of
- v. remove the entrails of
Latin ēviscerāre, ēviscerāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + viscera, internal organs; see viscera.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin evisceratus, past participle of eviscerare ("to disembowel"), from e ("out") + viscera ("bowels"). (Wiktionary)