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flesh

flesh

 
pronunciation:
flesh
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
in the flesh
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the soft tissue beneath the skin and surrounding the bones of an animal or human body, including muscle and fat.
The knife entered the flesh of his upper arm.The child was starving and had little flesh on his bones.
similar words:
fat
definition 2: this part of an animal, used as food.
The lion cubs hungrily ate the flesh of the antelope.
similar words:
meat
definition 3: the soft, usu. edible part beneath the skin of a fruit or vegetable.
You cut away the peel and eat the flesh.
similar words:
meat
definition 4: fat or fatness.
We're going to feed you and put some flesh on that skinny body of yours.
similar words:
fat
definition 5: the physical aspect of human beings, as opposed to the spiritual.
He became deeply religious and lost interest in all matters of the flesh.
definition 6: the sensual aspect of human life, esp. sexual pleasure.
He lives a life of the flesh.
similar words:
pleasure
phrase: in the flesh
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fleshed, fleshes, fleshing
definition 1: to cover with, or as if with, flesh; fill out or elaborate (often fol. by out).
He fleshed out the novel with many details.
definition 2: to remove or clean flesh from skins.
Leather is fleshed in tanning.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become fleshy or plump (often fol. by out).
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