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Meaning of INCARNATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]in'kârnit, [v]in'kârneyt, in'kârnut

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  invested with a bodily form especially of a human body; "a monarch...regarded as a god incarnate"
  2. [adj]  possessing or existing in bodily form; "what seemed corporal melted as breath into the wind"- Shakespeare; "an incarnate spirit"; "`corporate' is an archaic term"
  3. [v]  make concrete and real
  4. [v]  represent in bodily form; "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist"

INCARNATE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: bodied, body forth, corporal, corporate, corporeal, embodied, embody, material, substantiate
 Antonyms: disincarnate
 See Also: actualise, actualize, be, realise, realize, substantiate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In*car"nate\, a. [Pref. in- not + carnate.]
    Not in the flesh; spiritual. [Obs.]
          I fear nothing . . . that devil carnate or incarnate
          can fairly do.                           --Richardson.
  2. \In*car"nate\, a. [L. incarnatus, p. p. of incarnare
    to incarnate, pref. in- in + caro, carnis, flesh. See
    1. Invested with flesh; embodied in a human nature and form;
       united with, or having, a human body.
             Here shalt thou sit incarnate.        --Milton.
             He represents the emperor and his wife as two devils
             incarnate, sent into the world for the destruction
             of mankind.                           --Jortin.
    2. Flesh-colored; rosy; red. [Obs.] --Holland.
  3. \In*car"nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incarnated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Incarnating}.]
    To clothe with flesh; to embody in flesh; to invest, as
    spirits, ideals, etc., with a human from or nature.
          This essence to incarnate and imbrute, That to the
          height of deity aspired.                 --Milton.
  4. \In*car"nate\, v. i.
    To form flesh; to granulate, as a wound. [R.]
          My uncle Toby's wound was nearly well -- 't was just
          beginning to incarnate.                  --Sterne.
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