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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

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