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corporeal

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adjective cor·po·re·al \kȯr-ˈpȯr-ē-əl\

Simple Definition of corporeal

  • : having or consisting of a physical body or form

Full Definition of corporeal

  1. 1 :  having, consisting of, or relating to a physical material body: as a :  not spiritual b :  not immaterial or intangible :  substantial

  2. 2 archaic :  corporal

cor·po·re·al·ly play \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb
cor·po·re·al·ness noun

Examples of corporeal

  1. the corporeal nature of matter

  2. <corporeal cravings such as hunger and thirst>



Origin of corporeal

Middle English, from Latin corporeus of the body, from corpor-, corpus


First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of corporeal

material, physical, corporeal, phenomenal, sensible, objective mean of or belonging to actuality. material implies formation out of tangible matter; used in contrast with spiritual or ideal it may connote the mundane, crass, or grasping <material values>. physical applies to what is perceived directly by the senses and may contrast with mental, spiritual, or imaginary <the physical benefits of exercise>. corporeal implies having the tangible qualities of a body such as shape, size, or resistance to force <artists have portrayed angels as corporeal beings>. phenomenal applies to what is known or perceived through the senses rather than by intuition or rational deduction <scientists concerned with the phenomenal world>. sensible stresses the capability of readily or forcibly impressing the senses <the earth's rotation is not sensible to us>. objective may stress material or independent existence apart from a subject perceiving it <no objective evidence of damage>.

CORPOREAL Defined for Kids

corporeal

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adjective cor·po·re·al \kȯr-ˈpȯr-ē-əl\

Definition of corporeal

  1. :  having, consisting of, or relating to a physical body <Where was her body? … The corporeal Meg simply was not. — Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time>




Medical Dictionary

corporeal

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adjective cor·po·re·al \kȯr-ˈpōr-ē-əl, -ˈpȯr-\

Medical Definition of corporeal

  1. :  having, consisting of, or relating to a physical material body





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