corporeal

[kawr-pawr-ee-uhl, -pohr-]
adjective
1.
of the nature of the physical body; bodily.
2.
material; tangible: corporeal property.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin corpore(us) bodily (corpor- (stem of corpus) body + -eus adj. suffix) + -al1

corporeality, corporealness, noun
corporeally, adverb
noncorporeal, adjective
noncorporeality, noun
transcorporeal, adjective

corporal, corporeal.


1. See physical.


1. spiritual. 2. intangible.
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corporeal (kɔːˈpɔːrɪəl)
 
adj
1.  of the nature of the physical body; not spiritual
2.  of a material nature; physical
 
[C17: from Latin corporeus, from corpus body]
 
corpore'ality
 
n
 
cor'porealness
 
n
 
cor'poreally
 
adv

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corporeal
1610, from L. corporeus "of the nature of a body," from corpus "body," from PIE *kwrpes, from base *kwrep- "body, form appearance," probably from a verbal root meaning "to appear" (cf. Skt. krp- "form, body," Avestan kerefsh "form, body," O.E. hrif "belly," O.H.G. href "womb, belly, abdomen").
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corporeal cor·po·re·al (kôr-pôr'ē-əl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of the body.

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Example sentences
There, corporeal lashes in public would probably served up in no time for disturbing the peace.
Our skin microbes can provide us with a layer of defense, a moat around our corporeal castle.
Unfortunately, he doesn't have the presence or corporeal sensitivity to make such body doodles enthralling.
But to some greens, the threat of new coal plants coming online is so dire that it demands a more corporeal level of engagement.
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