eviscerate eviscerate  /ə ˈvɪ sə ˌreɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) surgically remove a part of a structure or an organ
  2. (v) remove the contents of
  3. (v) remove the entrails of
  4. (v) take away a vital or essential part of
  5. (adj) having been disembowelled

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Its a far different thing to learn that people who have never met you wrote a script meant to eviscerate your family and it has now been filmed and scheduled for broadcast.
  2. Back then, many state and local censorship boards existed, each with the power to ban or eviscerate films.
  3. The ability to eviscerate your opponents is far less important in a President than the ability to defend yourself.

News

  1. Jerry Brown's Assault on Transparency

    The governor and state legislative leaders struck a backroom deal to eviscerate portions of California's public records law. Plus, Big Oil and Gas defeat fracking bills. by Robert Gammon When he was mayor of Oakland, Jerry Brown was never a fan of transparency and openness in government. He made a habit of blocking access to public records back then, and his staff destroyed reams of public ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: East Bay Express

  2. California public records law 'eviscerated' in budget bill, critics charge

    Legislation tucked into the state budget bill would "eviscerate" the public's ability to track tax dollars and hold local officials accountable, open government advocates charged Friday.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Concord Transcript

Quotes

  1. ...in the appeals court ruling Friday, Judge Margaret McKeown said the attorneys wouldn't be able to reconstruct the document in that way, as that would be a "back door around the privilege and would eviscerate the state secret itself."
    on Nov 16, 2007 By: Judge M Margaret McKeown Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "I understand that many who support this legislation believe that any health exception will be so broad as to eviscerate the ban," wrote Ms. Kagan, adopting Mr. Clinton's voice. "That is not the kind of exception I support. I support an...
    on Jun 4, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: New York Times

  3. The panel's reasoning, Sessions said, "would eviscerate the 2nd Amendment in many parts of the country."
    on Jun 24, 2009 By: Jeff Sessions Source: Los Angeles Times

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