verb (used with object), in·car·nat·ed, in·car·nat·ing.
- incarcerated hernia,
Origin of incarnate
Examples from the Web for incarnate
In that happy place of the collective imagination, Snowden is practically an avatar of our secular devil—“negativity” incarnate.Edward Snowden, Not Pope Francis, Is the Person of the Year|James Poulos|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The face was flat and broad, its lips the lips of incarnate hate and lust combined.Tom Clark and His Wife|Paschal Beverly Randolph
True, God himself was now incarnate on earth—of that they had no doubt.Dreamers of the Ghetto|I. Zangwill
He is always attempting to incarnate in the flesh of his music law abstracted from classical works.Musical Portraits|Paul Rosenfeld
True, He should be incarnate to be crucified; but it is death and resurrection which render incarnation available to us.Notes on the book of Exodus|C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
The principal of these are demonophobia and the worship of human beings as incarnate deities.
adjective (ɪnˈkɑːnɪt, -neɪt) (usually immediately postpositive)
verb (ɪnˈkɑːneɪt) (tr)
Word Origin for incarnate
late 14c., from Late Latin incarnatus "made flesh," a common word among early Christian writers, past participle of Latin incarnare "to make flesh" (see incarnation).
1530s, a back-formation from incarnation, or else from Latin incarnatus, past participle of incarnare (see incarnation). Related: Incarnated; incarnating.