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disembowel

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verb dis·em·bow·el \ˌdis-əm-ˈbau̇(-ə)l\

Simple Definition of disembowel

  • : to take the stomach, intestines, etc., out of (an animal or person) : to remove the bowels of (an animal or person)

Full Definition of disembowel

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to take out the bowels of :  eviscerate

  3. 2 :  to remove the substance of <a program disemboweled by spending cuts>

dis·em·bow·el·ment play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of disembowel

  1. The fierce cat uses its claws to disembowel its prey.

  2. <ancient Roman prophets would disembowel animals in order to read the future from their entrails>



1618

First Known Use of disembowel

1618



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