Happy Friday! I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s words, or at least learned a few new ones to add to your vocabulary. Next week is a whole new category, so have a great weekend and I’ll see you for new words on Monday.

eviscerate (i-VIS-uh-rayt)

verb intransitive: 1. to remove the entrails; to disembowel.
2. to deprive of essential parts; to weaken or destroy

Etymology
From Latin eviscerare (to disembowel), from ex- (out) + viscera (internal organs), plural of Latin viscus (flesh, internal organ). Earliest documented use: 1607

Usage (from Wordsmith)
“The middle classes had been eviscerated during the period of sanctions.”
Seth J. Frantzman; Descent into Chaos; Jerusalem Post (Israel); Oct 10, 2014.

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