Definition of feral
- feral teeth
- feral instincts
- feral animals
- feral cats
They led a feral existence.
animal experts discourage homeowners from trying to adopt feral animals as pets
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: of, relating to, or resembling a wild beast
—used to describe an animal (such as a cat or dog) that has escaped and become wild
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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