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Definition of "incarnate" []

  • Invested with bodily nature and form: an incarnate spirit. (adjective)
  • Embodied in human form; personified: a villain who is evil incarnate. (adjective)
  • Incarnadine. (adjective)
  • To give bodily, especially human, form to. (verb-transitive)
  • To personify. (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 "incarnate" in a sentence
  • "Bill used the word incarnate when describing Obama."
  • "So I brought out the dirhams and sat down to await his return; but he stayed away from me a third month, and I said, “Verily this young man is liberality in incarnate form.”"
  • "Although we might be tempted to see Spencer as evil incarnate, is there anything that might help us to understand him, or, at least to some extent, to empathize with him?"