[verb ree-in-kahr-neyt; adjective ree-in-kahr-nit, -neyt]

verb (used with object), re·in·car·nat·ed, re·in·car·nat·ing.

to give another body to; incarnate again.


incarnate anew.

Origin of reincarnate

First recorded in 1855–60; re- + incarnate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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verb (riːˈɪnkɑːneɪt) (tr; often passive)

to cause to undergo reincarnation; be born again

adjective (ˌriːɪnˈkɑːnɪt)

born again in a new body
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Word Origin and History for reincarnate

1858, from re- + incarnate. Related: Reincarnated; reincarnating. As an adjective from 1882.

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