flesh-eating

adjective
flesh-eat·​ing | \ ˈflesh-ˌē-tiŋ How to pronounce flesh-eating (audio) \

Definition of flesh-eating

: feeding on or destroying flesh or soft tissue A Kentucky man was diagnosed with a flesh-eating infection after he went camping along the Green River.Dayton (Ohio) Daily News … infestation by blowflies whose eggs hatch into flesh-eating maggots.— Kerry Capell But according to Eugenie Clark, a University of Maryland zoologist, "the white shark, the largest flesh-eating fish, is anything but a mindless, constant eating machine."Discover Natural history buffs will find … a 145-million-year-old foot from the Allosaur, one of the largest flesh-eating dinosaurs …— Carolyn Hughes Crowley — see also flesh-eating bacterium, flesh-eating disease

First Known Use of flesh-eating

1588, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flesh-eating was in 1588

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“Flesh-eating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flesh-eating. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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