Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Divested of bodily nature or form; disembodied.
  • transitive verb To divest of bodily nature or form.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Disembodied; freed from the trammels of the flesh, as the souls of the dead.

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

  • adjective without a body
  • verb transitive To divest of body; to make immaterial.
  • verb religion, intransitive To die, in context of subsequently existing outside the body (for example, as a soul or spirit).

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

  • verb make immaterial; remove the real essence of

Etymologies

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dis- +‎ incarnate

Examples

  • My choice example is Mother Theresa, who I never met, but whose demeanour in pictures and on TV conveys to me an intense radiance of pure, disincarnate evil!

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • The scientific cast of their abstruse jargon, the disincarnate focus on theory, the sheer some said willful difficulty of the language both soothed and fascinated me.

    Dreaming in French

  • The scientific cast of their abstruse jargon, the disincarnate focus on theory, the sheer some said willful difficulty of the language both soothed and fascinated me.

    Dreaming in French

  • The scientific cast of their abstruse jargon, the disincarnate focus on theory, the sheer some said willful difficulty of the language both soothed and fascinated me.

    Dreaming in French

  • A vitally important aspect of the practice of shamanism is understanding right relationship with power, and the acts and implements of power, such as sage, ceder, feathers, the drum, ceremony, disincarnate spirits, totem animals and allies.

    Comprehending shamanism in the Huichol world

  • A vitally important aspect of the practice of shamanism is understanding right relationship with power, and the acts and implements of power, such as sage, ceder, feathers, the drum, ceremony, disincarnate spirits, totem animals and allies.

    Comprehending shamanism in the Huichol world

  • A vitally important aspect of the practice of shamanism is understanding right relationship with power, and the acts and implements of power, such as sage, ceder, feathers, the drum, ceremony, disincarnate spirits, totem animals and allies.

    Comprehending shamanism in the Huichol world

  • It is said to be observable when a person dies and the soul reverts from the carnate to the disincarnate state.

    DEATH AND IMMORTALITY

  • The astral body, for instance, of a man of an exceedingly passionate nature, when the soul leaves the physical body, sometimes assumes forms resembling those of the animals which represent these passions on the physical plane, and so the disincarnate soul of an assassin has been said to pass into the body of a wild beast.

    Reincarnation A Study in Human Evolution

  • Did we not know that disincarnate beings are as ignorant in the life beyond as they were on earth; that they tend to group themselves, as they did here below, with those who think as they do, whilst remaining aloof from such as profess hostile opinions; that the Hindu remains a Hindu, the Christian a Christian, and the

    Reincarnation A Study in Human Evolution

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