incarnate Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb make concrete and real
verb represent in bodily form
embody; substantiate; body forth.
- He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system
- The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist
adjective satellite possessing or existing in bodily form
corporal; bodied; corporate; embodied.
- what seemed corporal melted as breath into the wind"- Shakespeare
- an incarnate spirit
- `corporate' is an archaic term
adjective satellite invested with a bodily form especially of a human body
- a monarch...regarded as a god incarnate
not + carnate
- Not in the flesh; spiritual. Obs.
I fear nothing . . . that devil carnate or incarnate can fairly do.
, p. p. of incarnare
to incarnate, pref. in-
in + caro
, flesh. See Carnal
- Invested with flesh; embodied in a human nature and form; united with, or having, a human body.
Here shalt thou sit incarnate.
He represents the emperor and his wife as two devils incarnate, sent into the world for the destruction of mankind.
- Flesh-colored; rosy; red. Obs.
In*car"nate transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Incarnated ; present participle & verbal noun 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.
In*car"nate intransitive verb
- To form flesh; to granulate, as a wound. R.
My uncle Toby's wound was nearly well -- 't was just beginning to incarnate.
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