Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To remove the entrails from.
  • transitive v. To deprive of meaning or substance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To take or let out the bowels or interior parts of; to eviscerate.
  • v. To take or draw from the body, as the web of a spider.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To take or let out the bowels or interior parts of; to eviscerate.
  • transitive v. To take or draw from the body, as the web of a spider.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To deprive of the bowels, or of parts analogous to the bowels; eviscerate: as, to disembowel a carcass; to disembowel a book by tearing out leaves.
  • To wound in the abdomen in such a manner as to permit the bowels to protrude or escape, as in suicide by hara-kiri.
  • To take or draw from the bowels, as the web of a spider.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. remove the entrails of

Etymologies

dis- +‎ embowel (Wiktionary)

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