adjective \in-ˈkär-nət, -ˌnāt\

: having a human body

Full Definition of INCARNATE

a :  invested with bodily and especially human nature and form
b :  made manifest or comprehensible :  embodied <a fiend incarnate>
:  incarnadine <incarnate clover>


Middle English incarnat, from Late Latin incarnatus, past participle of incarnare to incarnate, from Latin in- + carn-, caro flesh — more at carnal
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with INCARNATE


verb \in-ˈkär-ˌnāt, ˈin-ˌ\

: to represent (something, such as an idea or quality) in a clear and obvious way


Full Definition of INCARNATE

transitive verb
:  to make incarnate: as
a :  to give bodily form and substance to <incarnates the devil as a serpent>
b (1) :  to give a concrete or actual form to :  actualize
(2) :  to constitute an embodiment or type of <no one culture incarnates every important human value — Denis Goulet>

Examples of INCARNATE

  1. <the general view that Hitler incarnated extreme egotism and indeed evil itself>

First Known Use of INCARNATE



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