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meat

meat

 
 
pronunciation:
mit
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the flesh of animals when used as food.
synonyms:
flesh
similar words:
fat, game
definition 2: the inner part, which can be eaten, in contrast to the shell or skin.
She peeled the orange to get to its meat.
synonyms:
flesh
definition 3: the most important part of a speech or written work.
The meat of the story was in the fourth chapter, where things really got interesting.
synonyms:
substance
similar words:
core, essence, heart, kernel, marrow
derivation: meatless (adj.)
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Are you looking for the word meet? Meat and meet sound alike but have different meanings.
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  • meat-packing:
    having to do with preparing the meat of animals for use as food.
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