Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To disembowel.
  • transitive v. Obsolete To enclose.

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  • v. To enclose or bury.
  • v. To remove the bowels; disembowel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To disembowel.
  • transitive v. To imbed; to hide in the inward parts; to bury.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To inclose in another substance; embed; bury.
  • To remove the bowels or internal parts of; eviscerate.

Etymologies

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

Obsolete French emboueler, alteration of Old French esbouler : es-, out of (from Latin ex-; see ex-) + Old French boeler (from boel, bouele, entrails; see bowel). Sense 2 : en-1 + bowel.

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em- +‎ bowel

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