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Meaning of bowel by Wiktionary Dictionary

bowel


    Etymology

    From Middle French boel, from Latin botellus, diminutive of botulus ( “sausage” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: boul, IPA: /baʊl/, X-SAMPA: /baUl/
    • Rhymes: -aʊl

    Noun

    bowel ( plural: bowels )

    1. ( chiefly medicine ) A part or division of the intestines, usually the large intestine .
    2. ( in the plural: ) The entrails or intestines; the internal organs of the stomach.
    3. ( in the plural: ) The ( deep ) interior of something .
      The treasures were stored in the bowels of the ship .
    4. ( in the plural:, archaic ) The seat of pity or the gentler emotions; pity or mercy .

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    Verb

    bowel ( third-person singular simple present bowels present participle bowelling, simple past and past participle bowelled )

    1. ( now rare ) To disembowel.

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Explanation of bowel by Wordnet Dictionary

bowel


    Noun
    1. the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus