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Untamed; feral.

[Latin ferīnus, from fera, wild animal; see feral.]


(Biology) another word for feral11, feral12
[C17: from Latin ferīnus, of wild animals, from fera wild beast]


(ˈfɪər əl, ˈfɛr-)

1. existing in a wild state; not domesticated or cultivated.
2. having reverted to the wild state.
3. ferocious; savage; brutal.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin, Late Latin ferālis= Latin fer(a) wild beast + -ālis -al1]
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Adj.1.ferine - wild and menacing; "a pack of feral dogs"
untamed, wild - in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; "wild geese"; "edible wild plants"
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The sand dunes serve as the factual symbol of oblivion, a ferine rendering of any-space-whatever that expands as the zero-point for drastic restoration (Nica and Hurjui, 2016), arising as a setting inconstant to the hand of individual, and indicating the permeability between the confines that disunites civilization from nature.
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66) Francis Bacon likewise elaborated on the shamefulness of such slayings in a tract penned about the Lopez case, describing such a secret and suborned attempt to kill as "not only against all Christianity and religion, but against nature, the law of nations, the honour of arms, the civil law, the rules of morality and policy; finally, to be the most condemned, barbarous and ferine act that can be imagined.