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1. Denoting an animal that is wild and untamed.
2. An animal that was domesticated or tamed and returned to the wild.
3. Pertaining to wild beasts.
[L. fera, wild beast]
a. Having returned to an untamed state from domestication: a pack of feral dogs.
b. Existing in a wild or untamed state.
feral(of plants and animals) existing in a wild state, outside human cultivation or habitation.
untamed; often used in the sense of having escaped from domesticity and run wild.