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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or condition of being an animal or like an animal.
  • n. Conduct or an action marked by depravity or brutality.
  • n. Sexual relations between a human and an animal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A status of lower animal.
  • n. An animal-like instinct or behaviour.
  • n. A mark, trait, or emblem of a beast.
  • n. Sexual activity between a human and another species.
  • n. Bestial in nature, savagery, inhumanity, like (or akin to) an animal: "Man's bestiality to man"
  • n. Any abstract entity similar to a beast.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being bestial.
  • n. Unnatural connection with a beast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The qualities or nature of a beast; conduct or mental condition unworthy of human nature; beastliness.
  • n. Unnatural connection with a beast.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the stupid brutal quality of a beast
  • n. sexual activity between a person and an animal

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