Definition of exenterate in English:

exenterate

verb

[WITH OBJECT]formal
  • Remove the contents of (part of the body); eviscerate.

    • ‘He completely exenterates the ethmoid labyrinth.’
    • ‘The debris will pile up as one works back and detract from one's security while exenterating the posterior cells.’
    • ‘The body was then exenterated and the heart burnt.’
    • ‘It is essential to completely exenterate the cells of the mastoid before the clot is attempted.’
    • ‘They alighted out of the coach and went into a poor woman's house at the bottom of Highgate hill, and bought a fowl, and made the woman exenterate it.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin exenterat- disembowelled, from the verb exenterare, from ex- out + Greek enteron intestine.

Pronunciation

exenterate

/ɛkˈsɛntəreɪt//ɪkˈsɛntəreɪt/