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: to take out the bowels of : eviscerate
: to slash or tear the abdomen so that some or all of the internal organs protrude
: to remove the substance of
a program disemboweled by spending cuts
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clean, draw, eviscerate, gut
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: to take the stomach, intestines, etc., out of (an animal or person) : to remove the bowels of (an animal or person)
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