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incarnation

noun uk   /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. [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.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. [U] the appearance of a god as a human
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