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  1. in·car·na·tion
    IPA[ˌinkärˈnāSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. a person who embodies in the flesh a deity, spirit, or abstract quality:

      Rama was Vishnu's incarnation on earth
      Synonym : embodiment, personification, exemplification, type, epitome, manifestation, bodily form, representation in the flesh, avatar
    • 2. (in Christian theology) the embodiment of God the Son in human flesh as Jesus Christ.

    • 3. (with reference to reincarnation) one of a series of lifetimes that a person spends on earth:

      in my next incarnation, I'd like to be the Secretary of Fun
      Synonym : lifetime, life, existence
    • 4. the form in which a person spends an incarnation:

      the bar has gone through several incarnations
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: incarnation, plural noun: incarnations

    • noun

      a person who embodies in the flesh a deity, spirit, or quality:

      (in Christian theology) the embodiment of God the Son in human flesh as Jesus Christ.

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