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transubstantiate

[tran-suh b-stan-shee-eyt] /ˌtræn səbˈstæn ʃiˌeɪt/
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
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; v. use of late Middle English transsubstanciate (adj.) transubstantiated < Medieval Latin trānssubstantiātus, past participle of trānssubstantiāre. See trans-, substance, -ate1
Related forms
transubstantial, adjective
transubstantially, adverb
untransubstantiated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for transubstantiate

transubstantiate

/ˌtrænsəbˈstænʃɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (RC theol) (of the Eucharistic bread and wine) to undergo transubstantiation
2.
(transitive) to change (one substance) into another; transmute
Derived Forms
transubstantial, adjective
transubstantially, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin transsubstantiāre, from Latin trans- + substantiasubstance
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