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 for carnal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carnal \Car"nal\, a. [L. carnalis, fr. caro, carnis, flesh; akin
     to Gr. ?, Skr. kravya; cf. F. charnel, Of. also carnel. Cf.
     Charnel.]
     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.
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              For ye are yet carnal.                --1 Cor. iii.
                                                    3.
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              Not sunk in carnal pleasure.          --Milton
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              Carnal desires after miracles.        --Trench.
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     2. Flesh-devouring; cruel; ravenous; bloody. [Obs.]
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              This carnal cur
              Preys on the issue of his mother's body. --Shak.
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     Carnal knowledge, sexual intercourse; -- used especially of
        an unlawful act on the part of the man.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  carnal
      adj 1: marked by 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), carnal,
             fleshly, sensual]
      2: of or relating to the body or flesh; "carnal remains"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  113 Moby Thesaurus words for "carnal":
     Adamic, Circean, Philistine, amorous, animal, animalistic,
     aphrodisiomaniacal, backsliding, bawdy, beastlike, beastly,
     bestial, bodily, brutal, brute, brutish, carnal-minded,
     clitoromaniacal, coarse, concupiscent, corporal, corporeal, dirty,
     earthly, earthy, erogenic, erogenous, erotic, eroticomaniacal,
     erotogenic, erotomaniacal, erring, fallen, fleshly, frail, gamic,
     goatish, gross, gynecomaniacal, heterosexual, horny, hot,
     hysteromaniacal, impure, infirm, ithyphallic, lapsed, lascivious,
     lecherous, lewd, libidinal, libidinous, licentious, lickerish,
     lubricious, lustful, material, materialistic, mundane,
     nonspiritual, nuptial, nymphomaniacal, obscene, of easy virtue,
     orgiastic, oversexed, pandemic, peccable, physical, postlapsarian,
     potent, priapic, procreative, prodigal, profane, prurient, randy,
     recidivist, recidivistic, salacious, satyric, secular, sensual,
     sensuous, sex, sexed, sexlike, sexual, sexy, somatic, straight,
     substantial, swinish, temporal, terrestrial, unangelic, unchaste,
     unclean, undersexed, ungodly, ungood, unrighteous, unsaintly,
     unspiritual, unvirtuous, venereal, virtueless, voluptuous, vulgar,
     wanton, wayward, weak, worldly
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Carnal
     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).
     

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