Definition of bowel
2 archaic : the seat of pity, tenderness, or courage —usually used in plural
3 bowels plural : the interior parts; especially : the deep or remote parts bowels of the earth
bowellessplay \ˈbau̇(-ə)l-ləs\ adjective
Examples of bowel in a Sentence
a disease of the bowel
They dug deep into the bowels of the earth.
The engine room is down in the bowels of the ship.
Recent Examples of bowel from the Web
Those who have other health conditions including gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome and acid reflux may feel better by eating small meals spaced three or four hours apart.
Specifically, Twitter often acts as the small bowel of digital news.
Furthermore, Nokie looks quite dapper in his tiny diapers, which have proved a perfect solution for his lack of bladder and bowel control (also from his spinal cord injury).
Take a fiber supplement with psyllium, the insoluble husks of fiber, to keep bowels moving.
The cause of gastroschisis remains unknown, and there is no cure for short bowel syndrome.
I'm really stoked to be writing a person with bowel disease.
However, if your partner has any bowel issues — IBS, parasites, or stomach pain — don’t risk it.
As the saga of Tele-Communications Inc.’s quest to raise its stock price from the bowels of Purgatory continues, the cable TV giant has tapped industry veteran Leo J. Hindery Jr. to become TCI head John Malone’s right-hand man.
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Origin and Etymology of bowel
Middle English, from Anglo-French buel, boel, from Medieval Latin botellus, from Latin, diminutive of botulus sausage
First Known Use: 14th century
BOWEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bowel for English Language Learners
: the long tube in the body that helps digest food and carries solid waste out of the body
the bowels : the deep inner parts of something
BOWEL Defined for Kids
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