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WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "to render (a hunting animal) eager for prey by rewarding it with flesh from a kill," with figurative extensions, from flesh (n.). Meaning "to clothe or embody with flesh," with figurative extensions, is from 1660s. Related: Fleshed; fleshing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR IN THE FLESH

incarnate

adjectivein bodily form
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