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English definition of “disembowel”

disembowel

verb [T]     /ˌdɪs.ɪmˈbaʊ.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
to remove the stomach and bowels from a dead animal, or to kill a person in this way, especially in the past as a punishmentMurder and attempted murderKillingPreparing animals and fish for cooking
(Definition of disembowel verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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