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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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* Eviscerate the reproductive organs of his enemies
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AU and the other groups contend that the government's position is too broad and would eviscerate the federal religious freedom statute.
Altering the shape of the budget window, to include perhaps many years, but counting later years progressively less, would eviscerate both of these incentives, leaving the timing of legislated provisions to be determined by their merits, not budget politics.
A flickering thought: The tensile-seeming form could snap shut, imprisoning the unwary, much as the school uniforms eviscerate personality and Seoul Home.
But, as with so many studies of attempts from Above to eviscerate popular culture, doubts remain as to the long-term success of the enterprise.
Critics said the proposed constitutional amendment would essentially eviscerate the state's current constitutional provision, which calls for a strict separation of church and state.
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.