evisceration

Definitions of evisceration
  1. noun
    the act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so as to cause the viscera to protrude
    synonyms: disembowelment
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    type of:
    remotion, removal
    the act of removing
  2. noun
    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”
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    type of:
    devaluation
    the reduction of something's value or worth
  3. noun
    surgical removal of an organ (or the contents of an organ) from a patient
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    type of:
    operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process
    a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body
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