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

  • adjective Invested with bodily nature and form.
  • adjective Embodied in human form; personified.
  • adjective Incarnadine.
  • transitive verb To give bodily, especially human, form to.
  • transitive verb To personify.
  • transitive verb To realize in action or fact; actualize.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Invested with flesh; embodied in flesh.
  • Of a red color; flesh-colored.
  • Not carnate or in the flesh; divested of a body; disembodied.
  • To clothe with flesh; embody in flesh.
  • To form flesh; heal, as a wound, by granulation.

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

  • adjective Invested with flesh; embodied in a human nature and form; united with, or having, a human body.
  • adjective obsolete Flesh-colored; rosy; red.
  • intransitive verb rare To form flesh; to granulate, as a wound.
  • transitive verb To clothe with flesh; to embody in flesh; to invest, as spirits, ideals, etc., with a human from or nature.
  • adjective obsolete Not in the flesh; spiritual.

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

  • verb obsolete, intransitive To incarn; to become covered with flesh, to heal over.
  • verb transitive To make carnal, to reduce the spiritual nature of.
  • verb transitive To embody in flesh, invest with a bodily, especially a human, form.
  • verb transitive To put into or represent in a concrete form, as an idea.
  • adjective Embodied in flesh; given a bodily, especially a human, form; personified.
  • adjective obsolete Flesh-colored, crimson.

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

  • verb make concrete and real
  • adjective invested with a bodily form especially of a human body
  • adjective possessing or existing in bodily form
  • verb represent in bodily form


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

[Middle English, from Late Latin incarnātus, past participle of incarnāre, to make flesh : Latin in-, causative pref.; see in– + Latin carō, carn-, flesh; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the past participle stem of Latin incarnare ("make flesh"), from in- + caro ("flesh").

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From Ecclesiastical Latin incarnatus, past participle of incarnari ("be made flesh"), from in- + caro ("flesh").


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