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English noun: evisceration

1. evisceration (act) surgical removal of an organ (or the contents of an organ) from a patient

Broader (hypernym)operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

2. evisceration (act) the act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so as to cause the viscera to protrude


Broader (hypernym)remotion, removal

3. evisceration (act) altering something (as a legislative act or a statement) in such a manner as to reduce its value

SamplesThe adoption of their amendments would have amounted to an evisceration of the act.

Broader (hypernym)devaluation

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