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1      (Zoology)   any living organism characterized by voluntary movement, the possession of cells with noncellulose cell walls and specialized sense organs enabling rapid response to stimuli, and the ingestion of complex organic substances such as plants and other animals  
   Related prefix       zoo-  
2    any mammal, esp. any mammal except man  
3    a brutish person  
4    Facetious   a person or thing (esp. in the phrase no such animal)  
5    of, relating to, or derived from animals  
animal products, an animal characteristic     
6    of or relating to the physical needs or desires; carnal; sensual  
     (C14: from Latin animal (n), from animalis (adj) living, breathing; see anima)  

animal husbandry  
      n   the science of breeding, rearing, and caring for farm animals  
animal kingdom  
      n   a category of living organisms comprising all animals  
   Compare       plant kingdom       mineral kingdom  
Animal Liberation Front  
      n   (in Britain) an animal-rights movement often using direct action,   (Abbrev.)    ALF  
animal magnetism  
1    Sometimes facetious   the quality of being attractive, esp. to members of the opposite sex  
2    Obsolete   hypnotism  
animal rights  
      pl n  
a    the rights of animals to be protected from exploitation and abuse by humans  
b    (as modifier)  
the animal-rights lobby     
animal spirits  
      pl n   cheerful and exuberant boisterousness  
     (originally, referring to a vital force believed to be dispatched throughout the body by the brain)  
animal starch  
      n      a less common name for       glycogen  
pack animal  
      n   an animal, such as a donkey, used to transport goods, equipment, etc.  
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posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming
a person who hunts wild animals
related to animals which are slaughtered without prior stunning and the resulting meat (kosher or hallal meat mostly)


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