Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of disembodying.
  • noun The condition of being disembodied.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of disembodying, or the state of being disembodied.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A soul, spirit, or consciousness that has been disembodied, or which otherwise lacks a physical form.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From dis- + embody + -ment.

Examples

  • It's a strange feeling seeing something like that, a kind of disembodiment, and I felt dizzy.

    Associated Writing

  • When Patrick takes too much heroin, his sense of disembodiment becomes so extreme that it is indistinguishable from schizophrenia.

    The Sins of His Father

  • 'The next page is a scalping, and then we go to decapitation and finally disembodiment.'

    Social Security Privatization, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • - Head popping, limb disembodiment, lots of blood and realistically sickening sounds

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Some things we know and don’t know about DIII

  • While this is interesting to look at, it does create a sense of disembodiment and distance from the work as a whole.

    Eat Me

  • While this is interesting to look at, it does create a sense of disembodiment and distance from the work as a whole.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Supervenience physicalism, as we have been understanding it, is a contingent thesis that is consistent with the possibility (if not the actuality) of disembodiment.

    Physicalism

  • I feared him, feared she'd die without me, feared the disembodiment I felt like a rising breeze inside me.

    Creatures: A Memoir

  • This is about growing comfortable with your new physicality, dealing with issues of disembodiment and bodily alienation.

    Skinned

  • The sensation of disembodiment, an alienated dissociation common to the early phase of readjustment.

    Skinned

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