- to remove the bowels or entrails from; eviscerate.
- to cut or slash open the abdomen of, as by bayoneting, so as to expose or remove the viscera.
Origin of disembowel
Examples from the Web for disemboweled
Contemporary Examples of disemboweled
Serafin posted numerous identifiable photos of himself on Facebook, as well as pictures of a disemboweled informer.Is Mexico's Kim Kardashian-Lookalike Assassin for Real?
June 10, 2014
Grand gets to be disappointed without being disparaged, disowned, or disemboweled.Steve Grand’s ‘All-American Boy’ and the End of the Gay-Panic Defense
July 10, 2013
Pity the foolish Russian assassin who swallowed critical evidence; he was beaten, blow-torched and disemboweled.24's Tortured, Torturing Hero
May 23, 2010
Historical Examples of disemboweled
The trackside was strewn with disemboweled whitewood barrels.The Law-Breakers
Masters disemboweled their slaves, to search for prognostications in their entrails.The Brass Bell
He clipped them, beheaded them, disemboweled them and warped them all out of shape.At Good Old Siwash
The dog was thus roasted whole, for he had not been disemboweled.Ten years in the ranks, U.S. army
Lake cornered them a few minutes later and, without touching his blaster, disemboweled them with their own knives.Space Prison
- (tr) to remove the entrails of
c.1600, from dis- + embowel. Earlier form was disbowel (mid-15c.); embowel, with the same meaning, is attested from 1520s. Related: Disemboweled; disembowelment.