evisceration evisceration

Definition(s):

  1. (n) surgical removal of an organ (or the contents of an organ) from a patient
  2. (n) the act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so as to cause the viscera to protrude
  3. (n) altering something (as a legislative act or a statement) in such a manner as to reduce its value

Usage(s):

  1. Even friendly neighboring countries mourned Anwar's political evisceration and edged close to naming Mahathir the Captain Queeg of Asian politics.
  2. Director Todd Field builds patiently toward a melodramatic conclusion that's as plausible as his sympathetic evisceration of middle-class life is compelling.
  3. I didn't see Rosie's show, Jim, so I can't comment on your witty evisceration of it.

News

  • Notre Dame Football: Burning Questions for Fighting Irish for 2013 Season

    Even after their utter evisceration at the hands of Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game, the 2013 offseason was supposed to be one of adulation and looking forward to a bright future for the Irish. Everett Golson was a blossoming young star at quarterback, the defense lost star Manti Te'o but brings back a host of characters—including defensive end Stephon Tuitt —and Brian Kelly's ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. In his book, Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency, Byrd wrote that it was "a complete evisceration of the Congressional prerogative to declare war".
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Robert Byrd Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "To trim our budget by a few percent just doesn't qualify as evisceration," Griffin said. "It is certainly a pause, and we would rather not have that. I'd like more money. What agency head would not? I can't put quite so dark a tone on it."
    on Feb 5, 2007 By: Michael Griffin Source: Florida Today

  3. "It gives the president excessive power to label and detain enemy combatants. Its evisceration of the writ of habeas corpus for all non-citizens is almost surely unconstitutional, and so is its attempt to legalise the use of evidence obtained by...
    on Oct 17, 2006 By: Edward Kennedy Source: Sunday Times.au

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