the act of dipping the Eucharistic bread into the consecrated wine, so that the communicant receives both together
Origin of intinctionEcclesiastical Late Latin intinctio, a dipping in, baptizing ; from Classical Latin intinctus, past participle of intingere, to dip in ; from in-, + tingere, to dye, tinge
The administration of the Eucharist by dipping the host into the wine and thus offering both simultaneously to the communicant.
Origin of intinctionLate Latin intincti&omacron;, intincti&omacron;n-, a dipping in, from Latin intinctus, past participle of intingere, to dip in : in-, in; see in–2 + tingere, to moisten.
Latin intinctio, from intingere to dip in; prefix in- in + tingere to tinge.