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bodiless Line breaks: bodi|less
Pronunciation: /ˈbɒdɪləs/

Definition of bodiless in English:


1Lacking a body: a bodiless head
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  • If you were a nut so primitive as to think that decapitating a helpless man would strengthen you, what might you think if that bodiless head were to start speaking?
  • Racks of bodiless heads demonstrate different types of dummy mechanics.
  • Our experiences might result from dreams, hallucinations, or the manipulations of an evil demon or his modern counterpart, an evil neuroscientist artificially stimulating a bodiless brain in a vat.
1.1Having no material form or being; incorporeal: a sinister, bodiless voice
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  • ‘Identification accepted,’ the bodiless voice said.
  • The golden voice was back, bodiless and carefree.
  • That same bodiless voice screamed inside my head.

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