incarnation - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˌɪnkɑː(r)ˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
singularincarnation
pluralincarnations
  1. 1
    [singular] a person or thing that is an extremely strong example of a particular quality
    incarnation of:

    The Greeks saw these tribes as the incarnation of evil.

  2. 2
    [countable] the form or character that a person or thing takes at a particular time

    In its previous incarnation as a sushi bar, the restaurant wasn’t particularly popular.