—adj.i-vis'ur-it, -u-rāt"), [key]
—v., -at•ed, -at•ing,
1. to remove the entrails from; disembowel: to eviscerate a chicken.
2. to deprive of vital or essential parts: The censors eviscerated the book to make it inoffensive to the leaders of the party.
3. Surg.to remove the contents of (a body organ).
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