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See also: Incarnation
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
incarnation (plural incarnations)
- An incarnate being or form.
- She is a new incarnation of some of the illustrious dead.
- F. W. Robertson
- The very incarnation of selfishness.
2013 June 8, “Obama goes troll-hunting”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 55:
- The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.
- A living being embodying a deity or spirit.
- An assumption of human form or nature.
- A person or thing regarded as embodying or exhibiting some quality, idea, or the like
- The leading dancer is the incarnation of grace.
- The act of incarnating.
- The state of being incarnated.
- (obsolete) A rosy or red colour; flesh colour; carnation.
- (medicine, obsolete) The process of healing wounds and filling the part with new flesh; granulation.
incarnate being or form
living being embodying a deity or spirit
assumption of human form or nature
person or thing regarded as embodying or exhibiting some quality, idea, or the like
act of incarnating
state of being incarnated
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Translations to be checked
- incarnation in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- “incarnation”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911
incarnation f (plural incarnations)
- embodiment (entity typifying an abstraction)