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

  • n. The act or practice of feeding on dead bodies or carrion.

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  • n. the consumption of dead flesh or carrion
  • n. the practice of feeding on (eating) corpses

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

  • n. feeding on corpses or carrion

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  • At that time I was not in retaliatory mood, so I did not point out that every person who consumes meat in one form or another actually consumes dead bodies of animals (can be called some kind of necrophagia) and also consumes the urine and the dung of that animal

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