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Divested of bodily nature or form; disembodied: disincarnate spirits.
tr.v. (-nāt′) dis·in·car·nat·ed, dis·in·car·nat·ing, dis·in·car·nates
To divest of bodily nature or form.
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Verb1.disincarnate - make immaterial; remove the real essence of
immaterialise, immaterialize, unsubstantialise, unsubstantialize - render immaterial or incorporeal
incarnate - make concrete and real
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But when I disincarnate my reason and imagine that as an act of humility, am I really alone with something, my reason, and is this something truly to be my offering to another?
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