incarnate: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (är'nit, -nāär'nāt), [key]
— adj., v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
  1. embodied in flesh; given a bodily, esp. a human, form: a devil incarnate.
  2. personified or typified, as a quality or idea: chivalry incarnate.
  3. flesh-colored or crimson.
  1. to put into or represent in a concrete form, as an idea: The building incarnates the architect's latest theories.
  2. to be the embodiment or type of: Her latest book incarnates the literature of our day.
  3. to embody in flesh; invest with a bodily, esp. a human, form: a man who incarnated wisdom and compassion.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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