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[verb ree-in-kahr-neyt; adjective ree-in-kahr-nit, -neyt] /verb ˌri ɪnˈkɑr neɪt; adjective ˌri ɪnˈkɑr nɪt, -neɪt/
verb (used with object), reincarnated, reincarnating.
to give another body to; incarnate again.
incarnate anew.
Origin of reincarnate
First recorded in 1855-60; re- + incarnate Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If anybody can attain to perfection in this life, he is no longer bound to reincarnate.

    Reincarnation Swami Abhedananda
  • It happens to be my night to reincarnate and I am glad you are here to keep me company.

    The Ship Dwellers

    Albert Bigelow Paine
  • We reincarnate in order to take another crack at the puzzle of evolution.

    The Next Time We Die Robert Moore Williams
  • The Great Lama of Thibet is believed to reincarnate immediately after death.

  • Very frequently the soul is believed to reincarnate itself in the body of an animal.

  • But the fact is that he does not reincarnate himself entirely; he merely duplicates himself.

  • They do not reincarnate themselves; among living men, there is no one who represents them; they are without human posterity.

  • The majority then reincarnate elsewhere and the old country comes gradually to be inhabited by a different great group of souls.

    Elementary Theosophy L. W. Rogers
  • Now, every machine operator and field hand on the planet thinks he can reincarnate as a prince or a millionaire.

    Last Enemy

    Henry Beam Piper
  • Well, you'd reincarnate on this sector, and then you'd take a memory-recall, under hypnosis.

    Last Enemy

    Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for reincarnate


verb (transitive; often passive) (riːˈɪnkɑːneɪt)
to cause to undergo reincarnation; be born again
adjective (ˌriːɪnˈkɑːnɪt)
born again in a new body
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for reincarnate

1858, from re- + incarnate. Related: Reincarnated; reincarnating. As an adjective from 1882.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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