eviscerate


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eviscerate

(ĭ-vĭs′ə-rāt′)
v. eviscer·ated, eviscer·ating, eviscer·ates
v.tr.
1. To remove the entrails of; disembowel.
2. Medicine
a. To remove the contents of (an organ).
b. To remove an organ, such as an eye, from (a patient).
v.intr. Medicine
To protrude through a wound or surgical incision.

e·vis′cer·a′tion n.
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Oh, it is as well-shot and well-acted as any movie that is purely designed to make money and eviscerate any inconvenient facts from the story line.
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Taymor clearly has a moral conception of theater, and she magnifies these personifications of good and evil until they become archetypal, refusing to eviscerate their power in cheery wrap-ups.
In Smith, the court majority, led by Justice Antonin Scalia, jettisoned that standard and declared that henceforth, laws that were "generally applicable and neutral" would be considered constitutional, even if their practical effect was to eviscerate a religious practice.
To discuss these elements would be to eviscerate her.
The Smith ruling, authored by Justice Antonin Scalia, wiped that standard off the books and said that instead all "generally applicable" statutes would be constitutional, even if their effect was to eviscerate religious practices.
It therefore aims to eviscerate common-law rights and to replace them with a legal regime that would organize transactions among individual citizens for a single public purpose, environmental protection.