fe·ral (fîrəl, fĕr-)
a. Having returned to an untamed state from domestication: a pack of feral dogs.
b. Existing in a wild or untamed state.
2. Of or suggestive of a wild animal; savage: a feral grin.
[From Latin fera, wild animal, from ferus, wild; see ghwer- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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