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corporeal

[kawr-pawr-ee-uhl, -pohr-]
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adjective
  1. of the nature of the physical body; bodily.
  2. material; tangible: corporeal property.
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Origin of corporeal

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin corpore(us) bodily (corpor- (stem of corpus) body + -eus adj. suffix) + -al1
Related formscor·po·re·al·i·ty, cor·po·re·al·ness, nouncor·po·re·al·ly, adverbnon·cor·po·re·al, adjectivenon·cor·po·re·al·i·ty, nountrans·cor·po·re·al, adjective
Can be confusedcorporal corporeal

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1. See physical.

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Related Words for corporeal

material, carnal, corporal, fleshly, fleshy, human, mortal, objective, phenomenal, sensible, substantial, tangible, somatic, anatomical

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British Dictionary definitions for corporeal

corporeal

adjective
  1. of the nature of the physical body; not spiritual
  2. of a material nature; physical
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Derived Formscorporeality or corporealness, nouncorporeally, adverb

Word Origin for corporeal

C17: from Latin corporeus, from corpus body
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Word Origin and History for corporeal

adj.

early 15c., with adjectival suffix -al (1) + Latin corporeus "of the nature of a body," from corpus "body" (living or dead), from PIE *kwrpes, from root *kwrep- "body, form, appearance," probably from a verbal root meaning "to appear" (cf. Sanskrit krp- "form, body," Avestan kerefsh "form, body," Old English hrif "belly," Old High German href "womb, belly, abdomen").

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corporeal in Medicine

corporeal

(kôr-pôrē-əl)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the body.
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