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[kahr-kuh s] /ˈkɑr kəs/
noun, verb (used with object), carcased, carcasing.
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Examples from the web for carcase
  • Whatever part of this price, therefore, is not paid by the wool and the hide must be paid by the carcase.
  • Wrap not my carcase in any costly shroud: erect no monument to my memory.
  • Both new breeds also had bigger carcase weights than native breeds.
  • The blood is neatly wiped out of the carcase by napkins.
British Dictionary definitions for carcase


the dead body of an animal, esp one that has been slaughtered for food, with the head, limbs, and entrails removed
(informal) generally (facetious or derogatory) a person's body
the skeleton or framework of a structure
the remains of anything when its life or vitality is gone; shell
Word Origin
C14: from Old French carcasse, of obscure origin
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carcase in the Bible

contact with a, made an Israelite ceremonially unclean, and made whatever he touched also unclean, according to the Mosaic law (Hag. 2:13; comp. Num. 19:16, 22; Lev. 11:39).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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