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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 car·nal /ˈkɑrnḷ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Car·nal a.
 1. Of or pertaining to the body or its appetites; animal; fleshly; sensual; given to sensual indulgence; lustful; human or worldly as opposed to spiritual.
    For ye are yet carnal.   --1 Cor. iii. 3.
    Not sunk in carnal pleasure.   --Milton
    Carnal desires after miracles.   --Trench.
 2. Flesh-devouring; cruel; ravenous; bloody. [Obs.]
 This carnal cur
 Preys on the issue of his mother's body.   --Shak.
 Carnal knowledge, sexual intercourse; -- used especially of an unlawful act on the part of the man.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of the appetites and passions of the body; "animal
             instincts"; "carnal knowledge"; "fleshly desire"; "a
             sensual delight in eating"; "music is the only sensual
             pleasure without vice" [syn: animal(a), fleshly, sensual]
      2: of or relating to the body or flesh; "carnal remains"
      3: of or relating to or belonging to the body; "a bodily
         organ"; "bodily functions"; "carnal remains" [syn: bodily]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Unconverted men are so called (1 Cor. 3:3). They are represented
    as of a "carnal mind, which is enmity against God" (Rom. 8:6,
    7). Enjoyments that minister to the wants and desires of man's
    animal nature are so called (Rom. 15:27; 1 Cor. 9:11). The
    ceremonial of the Mosaic law is spoken of as "carnal," because
    it related to things outward, the bodies of men and of animals,
    and the purification of the flesh (Heb. 7:16; 9:10). The weapons
    of Christian warfare are "not carnal", that is, they are not of
    man's device, nor are wielded by human power (2 Cor. 10:4).