disembowel


dis·em·bow·el

verb \ˌdis-əm-ˈba(-ə)l\

: 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

transitive verb
1
:  to take out the bowels of :  eviscerate
2
:  to remove the substance of <a program disemboweled by spending cuts>
dis·em·bow·el·ment \-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>

First Known Use of DISEMBOWEL

1618

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