transubstantial

transubstantiate

[tran-suhb-stan-shee-eyt]
verb (used with object), transubstantiated, transubstantiating.
1.
to change from one substance into another; transmute.
2.
Theology. to change (the bread and wine) into the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist.

Origin:
1400–50; v. use of late Middle English transsubstanciate (adj.) transubstantiated < Medieval Latin trānssubstantiātus, past participle of trānssubstantiāre. See trans-, substance, -ate1

transubstantial, adjective
transubstantially, adverb
untransubstantiated, adjective
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transubstantiate (ˌtrænsəbˈstænʃɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
1.  (intr) RC theol (of the Eucharistic bread and wine) to undergo transubstantiation
2.  (tr) to change (one substance) into another; transmute
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin transsubstantiāre, from Latin trans- + substantiasubstance]
 
transub'stantial
 
adj
 
transub'stantially
 
adv

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