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English definition of “incarnation”

incarnation

noun     /ˌɪn.kɑːˈneɪ.ʃən/ US  /-kɑːr-/
[C] a particular life, in religions that believe that we have many lives: He believes that he was a Roman warrior in a previous incarnation. → Compare reincarnationCategories and varietiesSpecies and genders [C] a particular physical form or condition of something or someone that is changing or developing: This film is the latest incarnation of a fairy tale that dates back to the Middle Ages.Categories and varietiesSpecies and genders the incarnation of sth an extreme example, in human form, of a particular characteristic or type of behaviour: He was the incarnation of evil (= was extremely evil). She's the incarnation of everything I hate about politics.Samples and examples [U] the appearance of a god as a humanGod and gods
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