disemboweling

present participle of disembowel
as in cleaning
to take the internal organs out of ancient Roman prophets would disembowel animals in order to read the future from their entrails

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“Disemboweling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/disemboweling. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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