- To cause someone's soul, spirit, consciousness, voice, etc, to become separated from the physical body.
- To separate (a part of the body) from the body.
1982, William Buchan, John Buchan: a memoir, page 109:
- "[he] wore the high, stiff collars which were the fashion of the day: in pictures these tend to disembody his head, making him look constrained, uncomfortable, yet they remained his choice."
- To discharge from military service or array.