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transubstantiation (ˌtrænsəbˌstænʃɪˈeɪʃən)
1.  (esp in Roman Catholic theology)
 a.  the doctrine that the whole substance of the bread and wine changes into the substance of the body and blood of Christ when consecrated in the Eucharist
 b.  Compare consubstantiation the mystical process by which this is believed to take place during consecration
2.  a substantial change; transmutation

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