v.t. remove internal organ; disembowel.

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  • Exenterate — Ex*en ter*ate, v. t. [L. exenteratus, p. p. of exenterare; cf. Gr. ?; ? out + ? intestine.] To take out the bowels or entrails of; to disembowel; to eviscerate; as, exenterated fishes. [R.] [1913 Webster] Exenterated rule mongers and eviscerated… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exenterate — index eviscerate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • exenterate — [eks en′tər āt΄] vt. exenterated, exenterating [< L exenteratus, pp. of exenterare < Gr exenterizein < ex , out + enteron, bowel: see INTER ] 1. Obs. to disembowel 2. Surgery to take out (an organ) exenteration n …   English World dictionary

  • exenterate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin exenteratus, past participle of exenterare to disembowel, modification of Greek exenterizein, from ex + enteron intestine more at inter Date: 1607 to remove the contents of (as the orbit or pelvis)… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exenterate — exenteration, n. v. /ek sen teuh rayt /; adj. /ek sen teuhr it/, v., exenterated, exenterating, adj. v.t. 1. to remove the contents of; disembowel; eviscerate. adj. 2. Surg. eviscerate. [1600 10; < L exenteratus (ptp. of exenterare to disembowel) …   Universalium

  • exenterate — verb To disembowel; to eviscerate Syn: eviscerate …   Wiktionary

  • exenterate — v. eviscerate, disembowel, remove the internal organs of (Medicine) adj. disemboweled, having the internal organs removed (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exenterate — ex·en·ter·ate …   English syllables

  • exenterate — ex•en•ter•ate [[t]ɛkˈsɛn təˌreɪt[/t]] v. t. at•ed, at•ing eviscerate 1), eviscerate 3) • Etymology: 1600–10; < L exenterātus, ptp. of exenterāre < Gk éntera entrails (cf. enteron) ex•en ter•a′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • exenterate — verb (t) /əgˈzɛntəreɪt/ (say uhg zentuhrayt), /ɛg / (say eg ) (exenterated, exenterating) 1. to remove the contents of; disembowel; eviscerate. –adjective /əgˈzɛntəreɪt/ (say uhg zentuhrayt), /ɛg / (say eg ), / rət/ (say ruht) 2. disembowelled.… …  

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