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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.
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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 of disembodiment

  • A sense of fear and loneliness and disembodiment had fallen upon him while he listened to her.

    Christmas Roses and Other Stories

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

  • This great labor was inaugurated by the Savior during the brief period of His disembodiment.

  • Assuredly we shall not be equal after death, either in the intermediate state of disembodiment or beyond the resurrection.

  • He had almost the sense of disembodiment as he returned to the empty and dismantled room.

    Adrienne Toner

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

British Dictionary definitions for disembodiment


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