[ kawr-pawr-ee-uhl, -pohr- ]
/ kɔrˈpɔr i əl, -ˈpoʊr- /
of the nature of the physical body; bodily.
material; tangible: corporeal property.
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Origin of corporeal
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin corpore(us) bodily (corpor- (stem of corpus) body + -eus adj. suffix) + -al1
OTHER WORDS FROM corporeal
cor·po·re·al·i·ty, cor·po·re·al·ness, nouncor·po·re·al·ly, adverbnon·cor·po·re·al, adjectivenon·cor·po·re·al·i·ty, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH corporealcorporal corporeal
Words nearby corporeal
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British Dictionary definitions for non-corporeal
/ (kɔːˈpɔːrɪəl) /
of the nature of the physical body; not spiritual
of a material nature; physical
Derived forms of corporealcorporeality or corporealness, nouncorporeally, adverb
Word Origin for corporeal
C17: from Latin corporeus, from corpus body
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Medical definitions for non-corporeal
[ kôr-pôr′ē-əl ]
Of, relating to, or characteristic of the body.
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