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part of speech: noun
inflections: bodies
definition 1: all the physical material that makes up a person or animal, including limbs, organs, tissue, and other parts.
similar words:
figure, form, frame, person, system
definition 2: the main part of a person or animal, not including the head, arms, and legs.
A lizard has a long body and short legs.
torso, trunk
definition 3: the main part of anything.
The body of the rocket will remain in orbit.
bulk, core, mass
similar words:
kernel, majority
definition 4: a group of people or things thought of as a whole.
The student body elected her president.
similar words:
core, crowd, group, mass
definition 5: a separate mass of land, water, or other matter.
The Dead Sea is a large body of water between Israel and Jordan.
similar words:
area, territory
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automatic reactions of the body
conventionally associated with the body
some accessories for the body
some activities of the body
some conditions of the body
some descriptions of the body
some kinds of damage to the body
some movements of the body
some parts of the body
some positions of the body
some representations of the body
some terms for the shape of the body
some things that affect the body
some things that are done to the body
some things that are produced by the body
some things the body is able to do
study of the body