from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To disembowel; eviscerate.
  • transitive v. Medicine To remove the contents of (an organ).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To disembowel; to eviscerate

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To take out the bowels or entrails of; to disembowel; to eviscerate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To disembowel; eviscerate.
  • Disemboweled; eviscerated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. remove the contents of (an organ)


Latin exenterāre, exenterāt-, to disembowel : ex-, ex- + Greek enteron, entrails; see en in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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