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 intinctiō intinctiōn- 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.