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disembowel

[ dis-em-bou-uhl ]
/ ˌdɪs ɛmˈbaʊ əl /
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verb (used with object), dis·em·bow·eled, dis·em·bow·el·ing or (especially British) dis·em·bow·elled, dis·em·bow·el·ling.
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.
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Origin of disembowel

First recorded in 1595–1605; dis-1 + embowel

OTHER WORDS FROM disembowel

dis·em·bow·el·ment, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH disembowel

disembodied, disemboweled , dismembered
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How to use disembowel in a sentence

  • Unless experienced in bull fighting, he does not appreciate the danger, and a sudden charge has often resulted in disembowelment.

    Buffalo Land|W. E. Webb
  • He had had some while ago a severe accident, which involved a kind of appalling disembowelment.

    Lourdes|Robert Hugh Benson
  • The bull at once attacks the mounted picadores, ripping up and wounding the horses, often to the point of complete disembowelment.

British Dictionary definitions for disembowel

disembowel
/ (ˌdɪsɪmˈbaʊəl) /

verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
(tr) to remove the entrails of

Derived forms of disembowel

disembowelment, noun
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