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.
- non·in·car·nate, adjective
- non·in·car·nat·ed, adjective
- un·in·car·nate, adjective
- un·in·car·nat·ed, adjective
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How to use incarnate in a sentence
Prokopios describes the rule as that of “the demon that had become incarnate in Justinian.”What the QAnon of the 6th Century Teaches Us About Conspiracies | Roland Betancourt | February 3, 2021 | Time
This is how destruction became real, incarnated: victims, places, witnesses.Claude Lanzmann on 'Shoah', His Memoir, and the Banality of Evil | Clémence Boulouque | June 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
This combination is incarnated by Hoggard and Prabble, the two deacons of the dissenting congregation of Steepleford.The English Stage | Augustin Filon
These spirits later became incarnated in human beings of the Lizard, Snake, or other totem, and are constantly being reincarnated.The Secret of the Totem | Andrew Lang
All the mystery of womanhood seems incarnated in their ugly being—the Mothers!The Letters of William James, Vol. 1 | William James
After the burial of Maroba, Gunpati incarnated in his first-born, who began a conjuring career in his turn.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan | Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
Many souls enter Acheron, and, after a longer or shorter period, return to earth to be incarnated in new bodies.Reincarnation | Th. Pascal
British Dictionary definitions for incarnate
possessing bodily form, esp the human form: a devil incarnate
personified or typified: stupidity incarnate
(esp of plant parts) flesh-coloured or pink
to give a bodily or concrete form to
to be representative or typical of
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