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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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