- to divest (a soul, spirit, etc.) of a body.
Origin of disembody
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Examples from the Web for disembodied
Decorative silk tassels dangle from the fingers of disembodied hands reaching through the walls.Interactive Play ‘Queen of the Night’ Opens at Restored Diamond Horseshoe Club
December 31, 2013
The ironic painterly stroke and the disembodied functional object are a perfect Pop pair.15 Most Bonkers Chairs at Pop Art Design in London
October 23, 2013
Last season gave us witches, disembodied spirits, shifters, shamans, and faeries, all vying for control of the story.‘True Blood’ Season 5: Has HBO’s Vampire Drama Lost Its Bite?
June 8, 2012
Shandee, a student on a geology field trip, finds a disembodied—but talkative—arm in a quarry.Hot, Bothered, and Bored
August 9, 2011
They are imagined as disembodied spirits, and are often visualized as vague or evanescent forms; hence, the white sheet routine.What's the Difference Between Ghouls, Goblins, and Ghosts?
November 1, 2010
They stood for a moment like disembodied spirits, creatures of the night and the fog.The Inn at the Red Oak
So the factor had had his sign, and had looked upon his disembodied soul with his own eyes.Murder Point
Has the devil in this respect a greater power than an angel and a disembodied soul?The Phantom World
He felt suddenly strange to the earth, like a disembodied spirit.A Set of Six
He felt suddenly a stranger to the earth like a disembodied spirit.The Point Of Honor
- lacking a body or freed from the body; incorporeal
- lacking in substance, solidity, or any firm relation to reality
- (tr) to free from the body or from physical form
Word Origin and History for disembodied
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper