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2 definitions found
 for disembowel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disembowel \Dis`em*bow"el\ (d[i^]s`[e^]m*bou"[e^]l), v. t. [See
     1. To take or let out the bowels or interior parts of; to
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              Soon after their death, they are disemboweled.
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              Roaring floods and cataracts that sweep
              From disemboweled earth the virgin gold. --Thomson.
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     2. To take or draw from the body, as the web of a spider.
        [R.] "Her disemboweled web." --J. Philips.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: remove the entrails of; "draw a chicken" [syn:
           disembowel, eviscerate, draw]

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