Transubstantiate definition

trănsəb-stănshē-āt
To change (one substance) into another; transmute.
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(christianity) To change the substance of (the Eucharistic bread and wine) into the body and blood of Jesus.
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To change from one substance into another; transmute; transform.
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(r.c.ch., eastern orthodox ch.) To cause (bread and wine) to undergo transubstantiation.
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To change one substance into another; to transmute.
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To change the bread and wine of the Eucharist into the body and blood of Jesus.
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Origin of transubstantiate

  • Medieval Latin trānsubstantiāre trānsubstantiāt- Latin trāns- trans- Latin substantia substance substance

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition