Disembowel Dis`em*bow"el (d[i^]s`[e^]m*bou"[e^]l), v. t. [See {Embowel}.] 1. To take or let out the bowels or interior parts of; to eviscerate. [1913 Webster]

Soon after their death, they are disemboweled. --Cook. [1913 Webster]

Roaring floods and cataracts that sweep From disemboweled earth the virgin gold. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

2. To take or draw from the body, as the web of a spider. [R.] ``Her disemboweled web.'' --J. Philips. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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