corporeal

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From Latin corporeus, from corpus (body); compare corporal.

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corporeal (comparative more corporeal, superlative most corporeal)

  1. Material; tangible; physical.
    His omnipotence That to corporeal substance could add Speed almost spiritual. - Milton
  2. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) Of or pertaining to the body; bodily.
    • 2000, Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin:
      She is always diagnosing me. My corporeal health is of almost as much interest to her as my spiritual health: she is especially proprietary about my bowels.
  3. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) (archaic) Corporal.

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