What does incarnate mean?

Definitions for incarnate
ɪnˈkɑr nɪt, -neɪt; -neɪtin·car·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bodied, corporal, corporate, embodied, incarnateadjective

    possessing or existing in bodily form

    "what seemed corporal melted as breath into the wind"- Shakespeare; "an incarnate spirit"; "`corporate' is an archaic term"

  2. incarnateverb

    invested with a bodily form especially of a human body

    "a monarch...regarded as a god incarnate"

  3. incarnateverb

    make concrete and real

  4. incarnate, body forth, embody, substantiateverb

    represent in bodily form

    "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incarnateadjective

    not in the flesh; spiritual

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + carnate.]

  2. Incarnateadjective

    invested with flesh; embodied in a human nature and form; united with, or having, a human body

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + carnate.]

  3. Incarnateadjective

    flesh-colored; rosy; red

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + carnate.]

  4. Incarnateverb

    to clothe with flesh; to embody in flesh; to invest, as spirits, ideals, etc., with a human from or nature

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + carnate.]

  5. Incarnateverb

    to form flesh; to granulate, as a wound

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + carnate.]


  1. Incarnate

    Incarnate is a compilation album released by doom metal band The Obsessed. It consists of tracks taken from a number of rare and unreleased sources, namely: their Sodden Jackal and Altamont Nation 7"s, the Hellhound Records What the Hell! compilation, and some unreleased demos. There are also two cover songs: "On the Hunt" and "Inside-Looking Out". The track "Streetside" is a video clip.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Incarnate

    in-kär′nāt, v.t. to embody in flesh.—v.i. to form flesh, heal.—adj. invested with flesh.—n. Incarnā′tion, act of embodying in flesh: (theol.) the union of the divine nature with the human in the divine person of Christ: an incarnate form: manifestation, visible embodiment: (surg.) the process of healing, or forming new flesh. [Low. L. incarnāre, -ātum—L. in, in, caro, carnis, flesh.]

Editors Contribution

  1. incarnate

    To be or exist in the form of a human being or animal.

    Animals and human beings incarnate with a soul on planet earth.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incarnate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incarnate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of incarnate in a Sentence

  1. D. H. Lawrence:

    We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive - and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.

  2. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish, when it cannot freely select its methods and objects, when it is deprived of spontaneity, then society severs the root of art.

  3. Terry Goodkind, "Blood of the Fold":

    But if used for retribution, magic is vengeance incarnate.

  4. Frank Straus Meyer:

    The ideal type of the Communist is a man in whom all individual, emotional, and unconscious elements have been reduced to a minimum and subjected to the control of an iron will, informed by a supple intellect. That intellect is totally at the service of a single and compelling idea, made incarnate in the Communist Party: the concept of History as an inexorable god whose ways are revealed ‘scientifically’ through the doctrine and method of Marxism-Leninism.


    Death is a matter of course. That is to say, it is a natural and expected thing. In other words, every living human will surely die someday. Yes! you heard me right. Even Jesus Christ (God incarnate) who was fully human and now fully God tasted it (death). So, who are you? and what makes you think you won't taste it (death) someday? Anyway, never be scared about it (death). Because, it (death) is just a transition from mortality (physical world) into immortality (afterworld), that is that (period). ~Emeasoba George

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  • verkorpernGerman
  • ενσαρκωμένος, ενσαρκώνω, προσωποποιώGreek
  • enkarniĝoEsperanto
  • lihallistunut, ruumiillistunut, maallistaa, havainnollistaa, ruumiillistaaFinnish
  • अवतार लेनाHindi
  • inkarnerteNorwegian
  • encarnarPortuguese
  • întrupatRomanian
  • осуществи́ть, осуществля́ть, воплоти́ть, олицетвори́ть, воплощённый, воплоща́ть, во плоти́, олицетворя́тьRussian
  • forkroppsligadSwedish

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