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.
- to remove the bowels or entrails from; eviscerate.
- 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
- (tr) to remove the entrails of
c.1600, from dis- + embowel. Earlier form was disbowel (mid-15c.); embowel, with the same meaning, is attested from 1520s. Related: Disemboweled; disembowelment.