Definitions

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  • n. The eating of dead or decaying animal flesh

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

  • n. feeding on corpses or carrion

Etymologies

From necro- (death) and the suffix -phagy (to feed on) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was he who had mastered necrophagy, feeding his body on dormant energies—but unlike his siblings, he retained his soul.

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