Word of the Day – Eviscerate

By February 19, 2019 Word of the Day

Eviscerate (verb)


Disembowel (a person or animal)

Deprive (something) of its essential content.

Late 16th century: from Latin eviscerat- ‘disembowelled’, from the verb eviscerare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + viscera ‘internal organs’.

Example sentences

“The Romans eviscerated them in battle.”
“The problem is, these myriad concessions risk eviscerating the whole project.”

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