evisceration

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n evisceration altering something (as a legislative act or a statement) in such a manner as to reduce its value "the adoption of their amendments would have amounted to an evisceration of the act"
    • n evisceration the act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so as to cause the viscera to protrude
    • n evisceration surgical removal of an organ (or the contents of an organ) from a patient
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Evisceration A disemboweling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n evisceration The act of eviscerating.
    • n evisceration In ophthalmol., removal of the internal parts of the eyeball, the sclerotic coat being left.
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Usage

In literature:

Together we eviscerated the animal and prepared to pack it to camp on my horse.
"Arizona Sketches" by Joseph A. Munk
In the end, the maltreated fish thrashed about the deck entirely eviscerated.
"The Mutiny of the Elsinore" by Jack London
It is eviscerated of care.
"Essays, First Series" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ancient gallows near London, had hooks for eviscerating, quartering, &c. the bodies of criminals.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, Issue 269, August 18, 1827" by Various
The body was then stripped of its clothing and eviscerated.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Or rather it is no memory, however eviscerated, that fulfils that office.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
Truth becomes palpable, a theme is eviscerated, thought is lame, science is childish.
"Myth and Science" by Tito Vignoli
I found a green grasshopper eviscerating a struggling Cigale.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
Everything had been eviscerated, torn to atoms, reduced to powder.
"The Day of Wrath" by Maurus Jókai
The whole of the surrounding country is, as it were, eviscerated.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
He sat looking at the minute-hand of the eviscerated Mission clock.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
I test the eviscerator with a more difficult quarry.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Half-baked and eviscerated thinking Or just inescaspable?
"Sympathetic Magic" by Paul Cameron Brown
An instantaneous side-step and twist of the body saved the captain from evisceration.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
Where trout are so plentiful and so unwary, there is no call for the preparatory work of the evisceration school of anglers.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
Served in Georgia, went with Sherman from Atlanta to the sea, and helped to eviscerate the Carolinas.
"Company K, Twentieth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry" by Andrew Brown
Without dreaming what he was doing, he eviscerated me.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer
She eyed them for half a minute with slow, eviscerating scorn.
"Barbara Ladd" by Charles G. D. Roberts
There is also an ancient tradition, well entitled to credit, of a cow, that bellowed, under the process of evisceration.
"Dealings With The Dead" by A Sexton of the Old School
Above all things, avoid in your birds and quadrupeds the half-filled body which makes the subject look as if it had been eviscerated.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
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In news:

Richard Burton Eviscerates His Costars From Beyond.
Eviscerate has to do with the removal of the viscera, or "internal organs".
Dillard's 25 points highlight Tennessee Tech's 107-32 evisceration of Crowley's Ridge.
'The Queen of Versailles' is a fascinating, complex evisceration of the American Dream.
' Evisceration Party' Among Earth Center Work Shops Oct 1.
I usually eviscerate Fein 's sloppily constructed arguments when his columns post in the MDJ.
A state takeover of a bust bank in Ireland eviscerates law in New York.
Russell Brand Eviscerates WBC Haters, Politely .
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility has posted a draft of a proposal by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to eviscerate the Endangered Species Act.
60 Minutes, which has eviscerated many a victim over the years, gave Ann Richards the royal treatment in its October 27 profile.
Former Romney adviser blasts top surrogates for now 'eviscerating' Romney.
Police said the stab wound was serious, and began to eviscerate the victim's intestines.
The Associated Press reporter Matthew Lee eviscerated State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland today for the administration's refusal to condemn Turkey's rhetoric on Israel.
The New England Patriots put together a 42-14 surgical evisceration of the Houston Texans on Monday night, with Tom Brady doing a little bit a lot of everything and doing it quite well.
Milwaukee County board fears 'eviscerated' services.
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