Definitions for viscerally
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vis•cer•alˈvɪs ər əl(adj.)
of, pertaining to, or affecting the viscera.
Category: Anatomy, Zoology
characterized by or proceeding from instinct rather than intellect:
a visceral reaction.
characterized by or dealing with coarse or base emotions; earthy.
Origin of visceral:
1565–75; < ML
in an unreasoning visceral manner
in the viscera
"he is bleeding viscerally"
Literally, in a manner that affects the viscera or gut.
The soldier was wounded viscerally and was expected to die of gangrene.
In a visceral manner; in a way that affects one's inner core or produces overwhelming emotions.
The shock of my friend's decapitation affected me viscerally, and I became paralyzed with dread.
Origin: From visceral + -ly.
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