Pronunciation: (dē-gut'), [key]
—v.t., -gut•ted, -gut•ting.
1. to remove the entrails of; disembowel; gut.
2. to divest of essential character, strength, force, etc.: The leading lady's poor performance degutted the play of its vitality. Also,de-gut'.
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