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Definition of flesh:

  1. Animal food, in distinction from vegetable; meat; especially, the body of beasts and birds used as food, as distinguished from fish.
  2. Human nature
  3. In a bad sense, tendency to transient or physical pleasure; desire for sensual gratification; carnality.
  4. In a good sense, tenderness of feeling; gentleness.
  5. Kindred; stock; race.
  6. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which cover the framework of bones in man and other animals; especially, the muscles.
  7. The character under the influence of animal propensities or selfish passions; the soul unmoved by spiritual influences.
  8. The human body, as distinguished from the soul; the corporeal person.
  9. The human eace; mankind; humanity.
  10. The soft, pulpy substance of fruit; also, that part of a root, fruit, and the like, which is fit to be eaten.
  11. To feed with flesh, as an incitement to further exertion; to initiate; -- from the practice of training hawks and dogs by feeding them with the first game they take, or other flesh. Hence, to use upon flesh ( as a murderous weapon) so as to draw blood, especially for the first time.
  12. To glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom.
  13. To remove flesh, membrance, etc., from, as from hides.


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