Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of disembody.
  • adj. Having no material body, immaterial; incorporeal or insubstantial.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Divested of a body; ceased to be corporal; incorporeal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not having a material body

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Examples

  • At all events he recognizes the possibility of conscious receptivity in disembodied spirits. caught up -- (Ac 8: 39). to the third heaven -- even to, &c.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • It is what referred to as a disembodied voice that is captured on an audio recorder that you cannot physically hear with your ear at the time.

    CNN Transcript Oct 30, 2009

  • Niall Harrison invited me to the BSFA meeting in London on the 22nd, which turned out to be great fun and not a little bit strange--all those people I had only known as disembodied spirits on the ether turning out to have actual faces and voices Niall, when we first spoke on the phone: "But you're American!"

    England, In Bullet Points

  • It is enough if he has provided an account that makes plain the intelligibility of the notion of disembodied survival; the believer in an afterlife can then say, “If not in just this way, then in some other.”

    Afterlife

  • There may still be an objection to this, to the effect that the idea of disembodied survival, even if not logically incoherent, is one we have don't have a sufficient grasp of to allow it to count as a real possibility.

    Afterlife

  • Reason reasserting itself, he has given up the idea of disembodied spirits, convinced that the two figures coming forward are real flesh and blood; the same whose blood he assisted in spilling, and whose flesh he lately believed to be decaying in the obscurity of a cave.

    The Lone Ranche

  • Then there's the idea of disembodied breasts fighting each other ( "My ta-tas could beat up your ta-tas") which not only pointlessly brings up violence (this time woman v. woman or breast v. breast) but seems counterproductive to the idea of breast cancer research.

    feminist blogs

  • Character models are bland, and in the first-person perspective from which the game is played, your arms appear to be hovering and disembodied, which is a little scary.

    Latest from PALGN

  • "It's a galley bathroom," calls a disembodied voice from somewhere down the hall.

    Travel news, travel guides and reviews | guardian.co.uk

  • Of any remarkable thinker, whose writings have excited controversy, he likes to have it said "that his errors are to be deplored." leaving it not too certain what those errors are; he is fond of what may be called disembodied opinions, that float in vapory phrases above all systems of thought or action; he likes an undefined Christianity which opposes itself to nothing in particular, an undefined education of the people, an undefined amelioration of all things: in fact, he likes sound views -- nothing extreme, but something between the excesses of the past and the excesses of the present.

    George Eliot; a Critical Study of Her Life, Writings & Philosophy

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