bestiality


bes·ti·al·i·ty

noun \ˌbes-chē-ˈa-lə-tē, ˌbesh-, ˌbēs-, ˌbēsh-\

: sex between a person and an animal

: a cruel and violent quality : a bestial quality

plural bes·ti·al·i·ties

Full Definition of BESTIALITY

1
:  the condition or status of a lower animal
2
:  display or gratification of bestial traits or impulses
3
:  sexual relations between a human being and a lower animal

Examples of BESTIALITY

  1. I was shocked by the bestiality of their behavior.
  2. <by the end of hostilities the populace had been reduced to a level of bestiality that would have been unthinkable before the war>

First Known Use of BESTIALITY

14th century

bes·ti·al·i·ty

noun \ˌbes-chē-ˈal-ət-ē, ˌbēs-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural bes·ti·al·i·ties

Medical Definition of BESTIALITY

: sexual relations between a human being and a lower animal

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