disembody

[dis-em-bod-ee]
verb (used with object), disembodied, disembodying.
to divest (a soul, spirit, etc.) of a body.

Origin:
1705–15; dis-1 + embody

disembodiment, noun

disembodied, disemboweled, dismembered.
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disembodied (ˌdɪsɪmˈbɒdɪd)
 
adj
1.  lacking a body or freed from the body; incorporeal
2.  lacking in substance, solidity, or any firm relation to reality

disembody (ˌdɪsɪmˈbɒdɪ)
 
vb , -bodies, -bodying, -bodied
(tr) to free from the body or from physical form
 
disem'bodiment
 
n

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disembodied
1742, from dis- "not" + pp. of embody.
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Example sentences
Computing power will become more and more disembodied and will be consumed
  where and when it is needed.
Once computers have become more or less disembodied, all sorts of possibilities
  open up.
It may manifest itself in ghosts, disembodied dead people.
The desire to live in our imagination is driven by this suspicion that we're
  disembodied sensibilities cobbled into our bodies.
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