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noun [uncountable]     flesh pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    the soft part of people’s or animalsbodies that consists mostly of muscle and fat

    The dog’s teeth sank into my flesh.

    1. a.
      a person’s skin

      I felt the soft flesh of his cheek.

  2. 2
    the soft part of a fruit or vegetable that is under the skin

    These pears have a sweet, juicy flesh.

  3. 3

    the flesh

    physical experiences and feelings, especially sexual ones, rather than mental or spiritual experiences
    the pleasures of the flesh:

    He often preached against the pleasures of the flesh.

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    go the way of all flesh to die
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