[ 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.
  1. to give another body to; incarnate again.


  1. incarnate anew.



  1. to cause to undergo reincarnation; be born again


  1. born again in a new body

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Word History and Origins

Origin of reincarnate1

First recorded in 1855–60; re- + incarnate

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Example Sentences

She swishes her blond ponytail aside and makes a move on a fried chicken slider as she marvels at the time her ex-boyfriend told her he thought he was Jesus Christ reincarnated.

There’s no doubt these novels would be a challenge to adapt for the screen, as they frequently jump across time and feature a succession of reincarnated characters.

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Maly’s mother has died, and the adults in her family believe that her mom has been reincarnated in the birth of their cousin’s baby.

Through a very long and winding process, Billy and Tommy are eventually reincarnated and become superheroes themselves.

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Last month, news broke that Microsoft received a patent for software that could reincarnate people as a chatbot.

His belief is that souls reincarnate themselves many times for the ultimate object of experience, growth and development.

The majority then reincarnate elsewhere and the old country comes gradually to be inhabited by a different great group of souls.

Now, every machine operator and field hand on the planet thinks he can reincarnate as a prince or a millionaire.

If anybody can attain to perfection in this life, he is no longer bound to reincarnate.

It happens to be my night to reincarnate and I am glad you are here to keep me company.


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