bowel

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbaʊəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbaʊəl, baʊl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bouəl, boul)


Inflections of 'bowel' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
When both "l" and "ll" forms exist, spellings with a double "l" are correct, but rare, in US English, while those with a single "l" are not correct in UK English.
bowels
v 3rd person singular
bowelling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (Mainly UK)
boweling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (US)
bowelled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Mainly UK)
boweled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US)
bowelled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Mainly UK)
boweled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

bowel

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n as adj
  1. [able, unable] to make a bowel movement
  2. a [large, necessary, small] bowel movement
  3. had a bowel movement
  4. has bowel cancer
  5. has a bowel obstruction
  6. has irritable bowel syndrome
  7. common bowel diseases
  8. [normal, proper, limited] bowel function
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