The act of dipping the Eucharistic bread into the consecrated wine, so that the communicant receives both together.
The administration of the Eucharist by dipping the host into the wine and thus offering both simultaneously to the communicant.
Origin of intinction
- Late Latin intinctiō intinctiōn- a dipping in from Latin intinctus past participle of intingere to dip in in- in in–2 tingere to moisten
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Latin intinctio, from intingere to dip in; prefix in- in + tingere to tinge.