Definitions

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  • adj. of or concerning animals

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to animals.

Etymologies

animal +‎ -ic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The two lines run through the composition, sometimes parallel, sometimes intertwining, with the second one eventually taking over and ultimately finding its closure in a lush, animalic, fantastically sexy, nocturnal base of amber, musk, civet, patchouli and castoreum.

    Forgotten Chypres: 7e Sense by Sonya Rykiel and Gianni Versace

  • What's remarkable is how remarkably filthy the drydown smells on my skin, not animalic-filthy like musk or civet but more like mineral-rooty-filthy...whatever it is in the inoffensive-sounding base of vanilla, amber, marron glace ! and sandalwood that makes it smell up to good I do not know.

    Tom Ford Champaca Absolute: Perfume Review

  • I wouldn't dare say, animalic...but certain purring, feline grace.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • I would put it on a level of greatness right up with the animalic monster Yatagan by Caron, but it is not anything like that one at all.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Blended with vanilla and rose, the animalic ingredient lends Ubar that ambiguous gourmand/erotic quality that makes one wonder whether one should crave to drink it or to lust after it.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • While it is technically modern, of course, it is made of natural materials with only a trace of animalic synthetics, being 98.9 % naturally sourced.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • DSH created these entirely of natural botanicals except for the animalic notes that are unavailable today, so a few synthetics are used for those.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The bombshell rose has to have some of the same elements, such as room-clearing sillage, a strong base of wood/leather/spices/vetiver etc. and a big wallop of sex appeal from animalic elements.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • One could also say that the earthy notes here serve to underscore the "darkness of white flowers", which I usually can't help but admire, rendering their dirtiness in a vegetable-mineral rather than animalic manner.

    LesNez Manoumalia: Perfume Review No. 2

  • Hénin described the perfume as "animalic and a little bit masculine".

    Eau de...? Prize Draw

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