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Definition of Flesh


  1. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which cover the framework of bones in man and other animals; especially, the muscles.
  2. Animal food, in distinction from vegetable; meat; especially, the body of beasts and birds used as food, as distinguished from fish.
  3. The human body, as distinguished from the soul; the corporeal person.
  4. The human eace; mankind; humanity.
  5. Human nature
  6. In a good sense, tenderness of feeling; gentleness.
  7. In a bad sense, tendency to transient or physical pleasure; desire for sensual gratification; carnality.
  8. The character under the influence of animal propensities or selfish passions; the soul unmoved by spiritual influences.
  9. Kindred; stock; race.
  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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Flesh Translations

flesh in Dutch is vlees
flesh in Finnish is liha
flesh in French is chair
flesh in German is Fleisch
flesh in Latin is pulpa, viscus
flesh in Portuguese is carne
flesh in Spanish is carne