disembowel


verb (used with object), dis·em·bow·eled, dis·em·bow·el·ing or (especially British) dis·em·bow·elled, dis·em·bow·el·ling.

  1. to remove the bowels or entrails from; eviscerate.
  2. to cut or slash open the abdomen of, as by bayoneting, so as to expose or remove the viscera.

verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled

  1. (tr) to remove the entrails of
v.

c.1600, from dis- + embowel. Earlier form was disbowel (mid-15c.); embowel, with the same meaning, is attested from 1520s. Related: Disemboweled; disembowelment.

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