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car·cass / ˈkärkəs/ (Brit. also car·case) • n. the dead body of an animal. ∎  the trunk of an animal such as a cow, sheep, or pig, for cutting up as meat. ∎  the remains of a cooked bird after all the edible parts have been removed. ∎ derog. or humorous a person's body, living or dead. ∎  the structural framework of a building, ship, or piece of furniture. ∎ fig. the remains of something being discarded, dismembered, or worthless: the floor is littered with the carcasses of newspapers.

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