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[n] alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
[n] the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat
[n] a soft moist part of a fruit

Misc. Definitions

\Flesh\, n. [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. fl?sc; akin to OFries. fl[=a]sk, D. vleesch, OS. fl?sk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. fl["a]sk.]
1. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which cover the framework of bones in man and other animals; especially, the muscles. Note: In composition it is mainly albuminous
\Flesh\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fleshed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fleshing}.]
1. 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. Full bravely hast thou fleshed Thy maiden sword. --Shak. The wild dog Shall flesh his tooth on every innocent. --Shak.
2. To glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom. ``Fleshed in triumphs.'' --Glanvill. Old soldiers Fleshed in the spoils of Germany and France. --Beau. & Fl.
3. (Leather Manufacture) To remove flesh, membrance, etc., from, as from hides.

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