In`car*na"tion (?), n. [F. incarnation, LL. incarnatio.]

1.

The act of clothing with flesh, or the state of being so clothed; the act of taking, or being manifested in, a human body and nature.

2. Theol.

The union of the second person of the Godhead with manhood in Christ.

3.

An incarnate form; a personification; a manifestation; a reduction to apparent from; a striking exemplification in person or act.

She is a new incarnation of some of the illustrious dead. Jeffrey.

The very incarnation of selfishness. F. W. Robertson.

4.

A rosy or red color; flesh color; carnation.

[Obs.]

5. Med.

The process of healing wounds and filling the part with new flesh; granulation.

 

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