disembowel

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

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>

disembowelment

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Examples of disembowel in a sentence

  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


DISEMBOWEL Defined for English Language Learners

disembowel

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

Definition of disembowel for English Language Learners

  • : 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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