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flesh

noun uk   /fleʃ/ us  
C2 [U] the soft part of the body of a person or animal that is between the skin and the bones, or the soft inside part of a fruit or vegetable: The thorn went deep into the flesh of my hand. Vegetarians don't eat animal flesh (= meat). The flesh of the fruit is white.Substances and structures in the bodyFruits and seeds and their parts the flesh [S] literary the physical body and not the mind or the soul: This left him plenty of time to indulge in the pleasures of the flesh (= physical pleasures, such as sex or eating).
See also
The body
(Definition of flesh from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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