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incarnate

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adjective in·car·nate \in-ˈkär-nət, -ˌnāt\

Simple Definition of incarnate

  • : having a human body

Full Definition of incarnate

  1. 1 a :  invested with bodily and especially human nature and form b :  made manifest or comprehensible :  embodied <a fiend incarnate>

  2. 2 :  incarnadine <incarnate clover>

Origin of incarnate

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


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incarnate

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verb in·car·nate \in-ˈkär-ˌnāt, ˈin-ˌ\

Simple Definition of incarnate

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

Full Definition of incarnate

in·car·nat·edin·car·nat·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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>



1533

First Known Use of incarnate

1533



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