Body Parts: Carnem – 13 Words


of or relating to the body or flesh

What better way to humanize our Olympians: They’re subject to carnal urges just like us.Salon (Jul 28, 2012)

debase through carnal gratification

Far from demure and averse to shading her demands, she specializes in carnalizing the domestic life.Slate (Sep 18, 2014)

the savage and excessive killing of many people

Witnesses to the massacre, which started just before noon Friday, described scenes of chaos and carnage.Washington Post (Jun 27, 2015)

any animal that feeds on flesh

The presence of carnivores influenced where the impala fed, while the tree defence mechanism influenced what the herbivores ate.BBC (Oct 16, 2014)

the dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food

Washington’s political detritus, carrion and offal are unpalatable even to vultures.Washington Post

(of a tooth) adapted for shearing flesh

In the cheek-series there is one specially modified tooth in each jaw, to which the name of “sectorial” or “ carnassial” is applied.Various

redden or make flesh-colored

The sun shone again through the tall window, blood-red as before; grass and sky were as richly incarnadined.Hornung, E. W. (Ernest William)

make concrete and real

Thought, in order to exist, must incarnate itself in language.Sabatier, Auguste

a new personification of a familiar idea

In all its incarnations, the Bible may well have been the world’s best-selling book, but not necessarily the best read.New York Times (Apr 8, 2015)

a second or new birth

Tibetan Buddhists believe the current Dalai Lama is the 14th reincarnation of a holy monk who lived in the 14th century.Time (Mar 13, 2015)

make immaterial; remove the real essence of

Possibly disincarnated spirits, seeing things from a higher point of view, think otherwise.Sage, Michael

a frenetic disturbance suggestive of a public entertainment

By then, the fantasy of boxing as a sport like any other had started to dissipate; it was, once more, a carnival.The New Yorker (May 18, 2015)

gruesomely indicative of death or the dead

The great charnel heap had 15,000 fresh corpses flung upon it without the French lines having yielded.Raemaekers, Louis

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