1. to remove the entrails of; disembowel 2. to take away a vital or essential part of 3. (Medicine) a. to remove the contents of (an organ) b. to remove an organ, such as an eye, from (a patient)

T.S. Eliot uses this word as an adjective in his poem “Little Gidding”: “The parched eviscerate soil / Gapes at the vanity of toil, Laughs without mirth.”

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