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incarnate

in·car·nate

incarnate

 
 
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: In kar neIt [or] In kar niht
definition 1: having bodily form; personified.
A cruel and powerful man, he was seen by many as the devil incarnate.
definition 2: possessing typical characteristics; typified.
beauty incarnate
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: In kar neIt
inflections: incarnated, incarnates, incarnating
definition 1: to give concrete form to (a concept, idea, or the like); realize.
similar words:
substantiate
definition 2: to perfectly typify or embody.
She incarnated goodness.
similar words:
live
definition 3: to put into bodily, esp. human, form.
similar words:
embody, personify
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