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embowel

[ em-bou-uhl, -boul ]

verb (used with object)

, em·bow·eled, em·bow·el·ing or (especially British) em·bow·elled, em·bow·el·ling.
  1. Obsolete. to enclose.


embowel

/ ɪmˈbaʊəl /

verb

  1. to bury or embed deeply
  2. another word for disembowel


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Other Words From

  • unem·boweled adjective
  • unem·bowelled adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of embowel1

First recorded in 1515–25; em- 1 + bowel

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