disembowel

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 disembowel — index eviscerate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 disembowel — c.1600, from DIS (Cf. dis ) + embowel. Earlier form was disbowel (mid 15c.); embowel, with the same meaning, is attested from 1520s. Related: Disemboweled; disembowelment …

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  • 4 disembowel — [v] gut clean, disbowel, draw, empty, eviscerate, exenterate, extract; concepts 206,211 …

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  • 5 disembowel — ► VERB (disembowelled, disembowelling; US disemboweled, disemboweling) ▪ cut open and remove the internal organs of. DERIVATIVES disembowelment noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 disembowel — [dis΄im bou′əl] vt. disemboweled or disembowelled, disemboweling or disembowelling to take out the bowels, or entrails, of; eviscerate disembowelment n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 disembowel — [[t]dɪ̱sɪmba͟ʊəl[/t]] disembowels, disembowelling, disembowelled (in AM, use disemboweling, disemboweled) 1) VERB To disembowel a person or animal means to remove their internal organs, especially their stomach, intestines, and bowels. [V n] ...a …

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  • 8 disembowel — UK [ˌdɪsɪmˈbaʊəl] / US verb [transitive] Word forms disembowel : present tense I/you/we/they disembowel he/she/it disembowels present participle disembowelling past tense disembowelled past participle disembowelled to kill someone by cutting open …

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  • 9 disembowel — transitive verb Date: 1618 1. to take out the bowels of ; eviscerate 2. to remove the substance of < a program disemboweled by spending cuts > • disembowelment noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 disembowel — disembowelment, n. /dis em bow euhl/, v.t., disemboweled, disemboweling or (esp. Brit.) 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 …

    Universalium

  • 11 disembowel — verb a) To take or let out the bowels or interior parts of; to eviscerate. b) To take or draw from the body, as the web of a spider …

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  • 12 disembowel — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. eviscerate, gut, embowel; see kill 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. eviscerate, gut, draw …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 disembowel — dis|em|bow|el [ˌdısımˈbauəl] v past tense and past participle disembowelled present participle disembowelling [T] to remove someone s ↑bowels >disembowelment n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 disembowel — dis|em|bow|el [ ,dısım bauəl ] verb transitive to kill someone by cutting open their stomach and removing their INTESTINES …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 disembowel — dis·em·bow·el || ‚dɪsɪm baÊŠÉ™l v. remove the entrails from, gut, eviscerate …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 disembowel — [ˌdɪsɪm baʊəl, ˌdɪsɛm ] verb (disembowels, disembowelling, disembowelled; US disembowels, disemboweling, disemboweled) cut open and remove the internal organs of. Derivatives disembowelment …

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  • 17 disembowel — v. a. Eviscerate, embowel, take out the bowels of …

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  • 18 disembowel — verb disembowelled, disembowelling BrE disemboweled, disemboweling AmE (T) to remove someone s bowels (bowel (1)) disembowelment noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 disembowel — verb we cleaned and disemboweled the game before returning to the campsite Syn: gut, draw, remove the guts from; formal eviscerate …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 disembowel — v eviscerate, exenterate, gut, draw, cut out, cut open, embowel, gralloch, Rare. paunch …

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