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

  • adj. Untamed; feral.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to wild animals; feral.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Wild; untamed; savage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wild; in a state of nature; never having been domesticated.
  • Malignant; noxious: as, aferine disease.
  • n. A wild beast; a beast of prey.

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

  • adj. wild and menacing

Etymologies

Latin ferīnus, from fera, wild animal; see feral.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ferīnus, from fera ("wild animal"). (Wiktionary)

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