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Definition of "disembody" [dis•em•bod•y]

  • To free (the soul or spirit) from the body. (verb-transitive)
  • To divest of material existence or substance. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disembody" in a sentence
  • "I don't entirely disagree with this, but to emphasize "feeling" and to disembody "meaning" so thoroughly takes our attention too far way from the fact that finally style is a matter of words on a page."
  • "The strategies and ultimate goals are the same for any kind of torture: to humiliate, disembody (through denying the victim authority over his/her own physical self), extract confessions (whether true or false) and ultimately permanently terrorize the victims to prevent further 'disturbances'."
  • "She also sees the desire to articulate color in words as an attempt to disembody women from menstruation, their bodily function."