corporeal

[ kawr-pawr-ee-uhl, -pohr- ]
/ kɔrˈpɔr i əl, -ˈpoʊr- /

adjective

of the nature of the physical body; bodily.
material; tangible: corporeal property.

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Origin of corporeal

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Latin corpore(us) “bodily” (corpor- (stem of corpus “body”) + -eus adjective suffix) + -al1

synonym study for corporeal

1. See physical.

OTHER WORDS FROM corporeal

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH corporeal

corporal, corporeal .
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British Dictionary definitions for corporeal

corporeal
/ (kɔːˈpɔːrɪəl) /

adjective

of the nature of the physical body; not spiritual
of a material nature; physical

Derived forms of corporeal

corporeality or corporealness, nouncorporeally, adverb

Word Origin for corporeal

C17: from Latin corporeus, from corpus body
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Medical definitions for corporeal

corporeal
[ kôr-pôrē-əl ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or characteristic of the body.
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