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[dis-em-bod-ee] /ˌdɪs ɛmˈbɒd i/
verb (used with object), disembodied, disembodying.
to divest (a soul, spirit, etc.) of a body.
Origin of disembody
First recorded in 1705-15; dis-1 + embody
Related forms
disembodiment, noun
Can be confused
disembodied, disemboweled, dismembered. Unabridged
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  • As thou art a subscriber to the doctrine of the Phaedon, I wish we could disembody our souls, if only for an hour.

British Dictionary definitions for disembody


verb -bodies, -bodying, -bodied
(transitive) to free from the body or from physical form
Derived Forms
disembodiment, noun
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