embowel

[ em-bou-uh l, -boul ]
/ ɛmˈbaʊ əl, -ˈbaʊl /

verb (used with object), em·bow·eled, em·bow·el·ing or (especially British) em·bow·elled, em·bow·el·ling.

Obsolete. to enclose.

Origin of embowel

First recorded in 1515–25; em-1 + bowel
Related formsun·em·bow·eled, adjectiveun·em·bow·elled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for embowel

embowel

/ (ɪmˈbaʊəl) /

verb obsolete

to bury or embed deeply
another word for disembowel
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