- Usually bowels. the intestine.
- a part of the intestine.
- the inward or interior parts: the bowels of the earth.
- Archaic. feelings of pity or compassion.
verb (used with object), bow·eled, bow·el·ing or (especially British) bow·elled, bow·el·ling.
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Origin of bowel
OTHER WORDS FROM bowelbow·el·less, adjective
Words nearby bowel
Example sentences from the Web for bowel
At midnight on May 3, 1916, two young lovers wed in the bowels of Ireland’s Kilmainham Gaol.
One autumn afternoon in the bowels of UC Berkeley’s Li Ka Shing Center, I was looking at my brain.
One lost the ability to control his bowels, another refused to go anywhere unless someone in his family took a gun, some went back to sucking on pacifiers.
On the other hand, platforms deep within the bowels of large stations had higher amounts of airborne particles than platforms nearer to the surface.Air pollution in US subway stations is disturbingly high|Kate Baggaley|February 11, 2021|Popular Science
A committee deep in the bowels of some Grand Lodge or other evidently thought that this formula would put the issue to rest.What the Freemasons Taught the World About the Power of Secrecy|John Dickie|August 13, 2020|Time
Anything in your gut sticks to the surface of charcoal like a magnet and gets carried out through a bowel movement.
Take, for example, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that affects some 15 percent of Americans.
The tumor in his colon had spread to four of his lymph nodes and penetrated the bowel wall.
The thing is that autoimmune diseases—like diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and rheumatoid arthritis—are on the rise.
But new research shows it is indeed real, and may be the cause of asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, and more.
Yellowish or brown, needle-like or rhombic crystals of hematoidin (Fig. 32) may be seen after hemorrhage into the bowel.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Glycerine and soapy water, equal parts, may be introduced into the bowel for temporary relief of a persistent constipation.The Mother and Her Child|William S. Sadler
Hence it follows that the lower bowel should be emptied of this matter as frequently as possible, at least once a day.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
This contains no food value, and does not ferment, but fills the lower bowel and stimulates it to activity.
Stomach and bowel troubles, and the nervous disorders occasioned by these, stop almost immediately when you fast.