from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A disemboweling; the removal of viscera
  • n. A vigorous verbal assault

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. A disemboweling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of eviscerating.
  • n. In ophthalmol., removal of the internal parts of the eyeball, the sclerotic coat being left.

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

  • n. surgical removal of an organ (or the contents of an organ) from a patient
  • n. the act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so as to cause the viscera to protrude
  • n. altering something (as a legislative act or a statement) in such a manner as to reduce its value


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Clearly, when evisceration is on the agenda, Obama's DOJ is able to find the right hyena to do it.

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  • As Chen and DeStefano demonstrated with their 839-word evisceration, the shortcomings of the Lancet paper went far beyond the limitations of the way its data had been collected.

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  • I'm going to exercise all my self-restraint to stop myself turning this over-by-over into a 10,000 word evisceration of First Great Western trains, who in the last six hours have managed to sap out all the festive cheer I've built up over the last four days like a starving mongrel sucking marrow from an old bone.

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  • The staffers 'workload had been cut dramatically because of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's "evisceration" of Iraq's top anti-corruption office, he said.

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  • Rumsfeld's press office had put together a joke video for the occasion, built around the "evisceration" clip.

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  • " He refers to the pretty student who asked him if the evisceration was his case.


  • “Now you can unzip him and see if you really do like evisceration.”

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  • But the real emotional and physical work of slaughtering an animal comes from the skinning, evisceration, and breaking down of a still-warm carcass into recognizable cuts, and removing the organs for later use.

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  • Indeed, those of us who thought that it couldn't get any worse for Labour after their electoral evisceration in May were a bit hasty in our rush to pass judgment.

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  • But on Monday night, a vanity card appeared at the end of "Mike & Molly" written in the style of Mr. Sheen's rants, including one line that reads "This explains the paradox of our culture, which celebrates the ego while simultaneously promoting its evisceration with drugs and alcohol."

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  • Mr Wolff's scalding to death hadn't been pretty, and Wee Willie Winkie's evisceration wasn't exactly Sunday lunch conversation.

    The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde.

    September 2, 2008