Origin of discarnatefrom dis- + Classical Latin caro (gen. carnis), flesh: see carnal
The definition of discarnate is something without a physical body.
An example of discarnate is ghostly.
Having no material body or form: a discarnate spirit.
Origin of discarnatedis- (in)carnate
- Demons, when they are regarded as spirits, may belong to either of the classes of spirits recognized by primitive animism; that is to say, they may be human, or non-human, separable souls, or discarnate spirits which have never inhabited a body; a sharp distinction is often drawn between these two classes, notably by the Melanesians, the West Africans and others; the Arab jinn, for example, are not reducible to modified human souls; at the same time these classes are frequently conceived as producing identical results, e.g.