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Evisceration   Listen
Evisceration

noun
1.
Surgical removal of an organ (or the contents of an organ) from a patient.
2.
The act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so as to cause the viscera to protrude.  Synonym: disembowelment.
3.
Altering something (as a legislative act or a statement) in such a manner as to reduce its value.






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"Evisceration" Quotes from Famous Books



... July. He had hoped to finish off the necessary business at the first of these meetings, but no sooner had he arrived in Edinburgh, after a pleasant journey down with J.A. Froude, than he learned that] "the chief witness we were to have examined to-day, and whose due evisceration was one of the objects of my coming, has telegraphed to say he can't be here." [Owing to this and to the enforced absence of the judges on the Commission from some of the sittings, it was found necessary to have additional meetings at ...
— The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley Volume 2 • Leonard Huxley



Words linked to "Evisceration" :   surgery, operation, removal, eviscerate, surgical operation, surgical procedure, remotion, surgical process, devaluation



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