Meaning of “eviscerate” in the English Dictionary

"eviscerate" in English

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eviscerateverb [ T ]

uk /ɪˈvɪs.ə.reɪt/ us /ɪˈvɪs.ə.reɪt/ formal
noun [ U ] uk /ɪˌvɪs.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ us /ɪˌvɪs.əˈreɪ.ʃən/

Examples from literature

  • If he had not succeeded in escaping the ferocious female would undoubtedly have eviscerated him. 
  • It is necessary to eviscerate these animals as soon as they are killed, otherwise the excessive heat of the great shaggy bodies will cause the meat to become tainted. 
  • The Chinese hunters were wild with excitement, but especially so when we began to eviscerate the animal, for they wished to save the blood which is considered of great medicinal value. 
  • The ancient gallows near London, had hooks for eviscerating, quartering, etc. the bodies of criminals. 
  • The body was then stripped of its clothing and eviscerated. 

(Definition of “eviscerate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)