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dis- +‎ bowel.


disbowel (third-person singular simple present disbowels, present participle disboweling or disbowelling, simple past and past participle disboweled or disbowelled)

  1. (rare) To disembowel.
    • 1591, Edmund Spenser, “Ruines of Rome: by Bellay” (in Complaints), sonnet 28:
      [] a great Oke drie and dead, / [] / Whose foote in ground hath left but feeble holde; / But halfe disbowel'd lies aboue the ground, []


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for disbowel in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)