disembowelling

disembowel

[dis-em-bou-uhl]
verb (used with object), disemboweled, disemboweling or (especially British) disembowelled, disembowelling.
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.

Origin:
1595–1605; dis-1 + embowel

disembowelment, noun

disembodied, disemboweled, dismembered.
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disembowel (ˌdɪsɪmˈbaʊəl)
 
vb , (US) -els, -elling, -elled, -els, -eling, -eled
(tr) to remove the entrails of
 
disem'bowelment
 
n

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disembowel
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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