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incarnation

noun
 
 
/ˌɪnkɑːˈneɪʃən/
FORM [C] a particular form of something or someone that is changing or developing: In their new incarnation, the band have acquired a female singer.Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significanceCategories and varietiesSpecies and genders
the incarnation of sth the physical form of a god or quality: the incarnation of evil/freedomTypifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significance
LIFE [C] a particular life, in religions that believe we have many livesLife and living
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