Word of the day

The word for today is…

eviscerate (verb) – 1. To remove the entrails of; disembowel.
2. To take away a vital or essential part of; weaken, damage, or destroy.
3. (Medicine) (a) To remove the contents of (an organ).
(b) To remove an organ, such as an eye, from (a patient).

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Circa 1600 (figurative); 1620s (literal), from Latin evisceratus, past participle of eviscerare “to disembowel,” from assimilated form of ex “out” + viscera “internal organs”. Sometimes used 17th century in a figurative sense of “to bring out the deepest secrets of.”


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