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What is another word for gutting?

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Noun
The remains after gutting a fish
“Whenever we fished this popular jetty, I got the job of digging up the lugworm on the beach, and then gutting the mackerel when we got home.”
Adjective
Disheartening or a sense of discouragement
Adjective
(obsolete) Having a sharp or pointed edge
Verb
Present participle for to remove the innards of
“To gut the fish, make a slit up the length of the belly under running water and cut off the fins with scissors.”
Verb
Present participle for to remove or destroy completely the internal parts of (a building or other structure)
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“Most carry homeowner's insurance and pay the premiums without any expectation that a fire would gut the house.”
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Present participle for to plunder or completely remove the contents of, typically nefariously
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“The administration deregulates key environmental protections so that its sycophantic wealthy donors can gut the land of its resources.”
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Present participle for to strip and make bare
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Present participle for to eliminate completely
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Present participle for to traumatize or cause distress to
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Present participle for to cause to be empty or vacant
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Present participle for to set on fire, or to be set on fire
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Present participle for to cut off or remove excess material from, especially a tree or shrub
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Present participle for to remove (a section) from a text or piece of music
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