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visceral

vis·cer·al

visceral

 
 
pronunciation:
vI s rl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, concerning, or affecting the viscera.
The patient complained of visceral pain that was felt as an aching in the lower abdomen.
definition 2: stemming from instinct or intuition rather than the intellect.
The detective tended to act on his visceral responses to information.
similar words:
brute, instinctive
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derivation: viscerally (adv.)