Embowel
Embowel Em*bow"el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Emboweled}or {Embowelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Emboweling} or {Embowelling}.] 1. To disembowel. [1913 Webster]

The barbarous practice of emboweling. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

The boar . . . makes his trough In your emboweled bosoms. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: Disembowel is the preferable word in this sense. [1913 Webster]

2. To imbed; to hide in the inward parts; to bury. [1913 Webster]

Or deep emboweled in the earth entire. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • embowel — index eviscerate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • embowel — [em bou′əl] vt. emboweled or embowelled, emboweling or embowelling [OFr enboweler, altered < esboueler < es (L ex), out of + bouel, BOWEL] 1. rare var. of DISEMBOWEL 2. Obs. to embed deeply …   English World dictionary

  • embowel — transitive verb ( eled or elled; eling or elling) Date: 1521 1. disembowel 2. obsolete enclose …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • embowel — /em bow euhl, bowl /, v.t., emboweled, emboweling or (esp. Brit.) embowelled, embowelling. 1. to disembowel. 2. Obs. to enclose. [1515 25; EM 1 + BOWEL] * * * …   Universalium

  • embowel — verb /ɛmˈbaʊ.əl/ To remove the bowels; disembowel …   Wiktionary

  • embowel — v. disembowel, gut, eviscerate; remove the internal contents of …   English contemporary dictionary

  • embowel — v. a. 1. Eviscerate, disembowel, paunch, gut, take out the bowels or entrails of, free from the viscera. 2. Embed, bury, hide, conceal …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • embowel — em·bowel …   English syllables

  • embowel — em•bow•el [[t]ɛmˈbaʊ əl, ˈbaʊl[/t]] v. t. eled, el•ing (esp. brit.) elled, el•ling. 1) to disembowel 2) Obs. to enclose • Etymology: 1515–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • embowel — /ɛmˈbaʊəl/ (say em bowuhl) verb (t) (embowelled or, US, emboweled, embowelling or, US, emboweling) → disembowel …   Australian English dictionary

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