Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having no material body or form: a discarnate spirit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having no physical body or form.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Stripped of flesh.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Stripped of flesh; fleshless.
  • Disembodied; disincarnate.

Etymologies

dis- + (in)carnate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • They could take charge of the situation and show that they had qualities of conscious intention—what we scientifically refer to as discarnate intention.

    The Sacred Promise

  • But the Statisticalists cannot accept the idea of discarnate consciousness, since they conceive of consciousness purely as a function of the physical brain.

    Last Enemy

  • There must be, moreover, what one may call a discarnate status -- an order, that is, of relationships and activities in which discarnate personality realizes and expresses itself.

    Modern Religious Cults and Movements

  • If survival of consciousness is real, and therefore discarnate intention—including the genuine capacity for intelligence, creativity, choice, playfulness, and willfulness—exists after we die, then a major premise of many spiritual philosophies is plausible—that life after death exists.

    The Sacred Promise

  • It is curious and probably fitting that the first clear evidence for discarnate intention was taught to me by my deceased mother.

    The Sacred Promise

  • However, it is now time to present the complete and controversial story and the deeper lesson of discarnate intention that my mother tried to teach me.

    The Sacred Promise

  • What is curious is that as time went on and the research unfolded, the evidence for discarnate intention became ever more unexpected, seemingly unbelievable, and increasingly incontrovertible.

    The Sacred Promise

  • It was as if the more prepared I was to envision and make some sense of the emerging evidence for discarnate intention, the more elaborate and inventive the evidence for intention would become.

    The Sacred Promise

  • Was I becoming personally interested in the discarnate intention hypothesis?

    The Sacred Promise

  • A computer, or some receptacle similar enough to human minds, that a discarnate could inhabit.

    Book Review: Quantum Enigma

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