The definition of carnal is something related to the body or the flesh.(adjective)
An example of something that would be described as carnal is a desire for physical contact that is driven by lust.
See carnal in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OFr < LL(Ec) carnalis, fleshly (in contrast to spiritalis, spiritual) < L caro (gen. carnis), flesh: for IE base see harvest
See carnal in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old North French carnel
Origin: , from Latin carnālis
Origin: , from Latin carō, carn-, flesh; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
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