Definition of disembody in English:


verbdisembodies, disembodying, disembodied

[with object]
  • Separate (something) from its material form.

    ‘the play of light off the dome's glass further served to disembody it’
    • ‘He believed that what he called our ‘modern technocracy ‘- the heir of Enlightenment rationalism which condemns humankind's religious dimension to the catacombs - ‘more than any other age tends to disembody man’.’
    • ‘A further development in the process of disembodying the medical encounter is that clinical examination need no longer be negotiated through a body-to-body interface.’
    • ‘It seems to me to be at least open as a possible point of view, that the moment you disembody business - deal with this concept of business being transmitted - that consequences follow, including the one I have identified.’
    • ‘Or perhaps the hip-hop ‘nation’ has managed to de-essentialize and disembody blackness, while simultaneously solidifying its immanence.’
    • ‘In the woman's film, the gaze must be de-eroticized (since the spectator is now assumed to be female), but in doing this the films effectively disembody their spectator.’
    • ‘In partial contrast, early knowledge programs attempted to disembody all knowledge from its possessors to make it an organizational asset.’
    • ‘Can it create community and commitment or does it eviscerate, virtualize, minimize, and disembody them?’
    • ‘You seem to disembody them of their original meaning.’
    • ‘Is there a danger that that can disembody the worship experience by simply turning people into passive watchers of the screen.’
    • ‘Finally, a singular attention to phonics disembodies its potential from the soul of reading-obtaining meaning from print.’
    • ‘The post-Cartesian theoretical move in this regard is to avoid mentalist discourses that reify or disembody such shared resources and thereby bifurcate the dynamically embodied person.’
    • ‘And language has the power to disembody that which was previously claimed as true, but has now become inconvenient.’
    • ‘The concept of social costs, as typically invoked, completely disembodies and impersonalizes costs.’
    • ‘It seems more sensible to disembody it and focus attention on meanings and the codes producing them.’
    • ‘The austerity that has made desire philosophically acceptable is conspicuously absent from pleasure; pleasure is harder to disembody.’



/dɪsɪmˈbɒdi/ /dɪsɛmˈbɒdi/