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Noun: evisceration  e-vi-su'rey-shun
  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
    - disembowelment
  3. 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"

Derived forms: eviscerations

Type of: devaluation, op [informal], operation, remotion, removal, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

Encyclopedia: Evisceration