- embodied in flesh; given a bodily, especially a human, form: a devil incarnate.
- personified or typified, as a quality or idea: chivalry incarnate.
- flesh-colored or crimson.
- to put into or represent in a concrete form, as an idea: The building incarnates the architect's latest theories.
- to be the embodiment or type of: Her latest book incarnates the literature of our day.
- to embody in flesh; invest with a bodily, especially a human, form: a man who incarnated wisdom and compassion.
Origin of incarnate
Examples from the Web for incarnated
This is how destruction became real, incarnated: victims, places, witnesses.Claude Lanzmann on 'Shoah', His Memoir, and the Banality of Evil
June 11, 2012
The spirit with whom I was talking had not, in short, ever been incarnated.The Psychical Researcher's Tale - The Sceptical Poltergeist
J. D. Beresford
The throne of the King of the World is surrounded by millions of incarnated Gods.Beasts, Men and Gods
They have incarnated in him the people, the nation, the state, the law!Napoleon the Little
And that is why he must be incarnated again and again in the avatars.Appearances
Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Men, high and low alike, cling to it still as incarnated in women.'The Convert
- possessing bodily form, esp the human forma devil incarnate
- personified or typifiedstupidity incarnate
- (esp of plant parts) flesh-coloured or pink
- to give a bodily or concrete form to
- to be representative or typical of
Word Origin and History for incarnated
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.