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enucleate

 [e-noo´kle-āt]
to remove whole and clean, as the eye from its socket.

e·nu·cle·ate

(ē-nū'klē-āt),
To remove entirely; to shell like a nut, as in the removal of an eye from its capsule or a tumor from its compressed surrounding tissue.

enucleate

(ĭ-no͞o′klē-āt′, ĭ-nyo͞o′-)
tr.v. enucle·ated, enucle·ating, enucle·ates
1. Medicine To remove (a tumor or eye, for example) whole from an enveloping cover or sac.
2. Biology To remove the nucleus of.
3. Archaic To explain; elucidate.
adj. (-ĭt, -āt′) Biology
Lacking a nucleus.

e·nu′cle·a′tion n.
e·nu′cle·a′tor n.

e·nu·cle·ate

(ē-nū'klē-āt)
To remove entirely; for example, to shell like a nut, as in the removal of an eye from its capsule or a tumor from its enveloping capsule.

enucleate

without a NUCLEUS.

e·nu·cle·ate

(ē-nū'klē-āt)
To remove entirely; to shell like a nut, as in the removal of a tumor from its enveloping capsule.

enucleate (enoo´klēāt),

v to remove a lesion in its entirety.

enucleate

to remove whole and clean, as the eye from its socket.
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In fact the presence of strong amplitude peaks of the wave function seems to be the common indicator of where the classical (in principle observable) universes enucleates in its configuration space.
With the "forbidden door" ajar for the first time--"the door to the locked-up room where the ethical life of each one of us boils violently, where our self-indulgence, our duplicity and our excuses reside"--the apostate philosopher evaluates his work and life, isolates and enucleates illusion, and denounces carelessness and neglect.
Joachim Neugroschel (San Francisco: City Lights, 1987), in which a woman seduces a priest, then strangles him, then enucleates his eye and places it in her vagina.