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disembody

[dis-em-bod-ee]
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verb (used with object), dis·em·bod·ied, dis·em·bod·y·ing.
  1. to divest (a soul, spirit, etc.) of a body.

Origin of disembody

First recorded in 1705–15; dis-1 + embody
Related formsdis·em·bod·i·ment, noun
Can be confuseddisembodied disemboweled dismembered
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Historical Examples

  • As thou art a subscriber to the doctrine of the Phaedon, I wish we could disembody our souls, if only for an hour.

    The Prince of India, Volume I

    Lew. Wallace


British Dictionary definitions for disembody

disembody

verb -bodies, -bodying or -bodied
  1. (tr) to free from the body or from physical form
Derived Formsdisembodiment, noun
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