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From Latin carnificare, from Latin carnis (flesh) + facere (to make). Compare French carnifier.


carnify (third-person singular simple present carnifies, present participle carnifying, simple past and past participle carnified)

  1. (intransitive) To form flesh; to become like flesh.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for carnify in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)