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transubstantiate

[ tran-suhb-stan-shee-eyt ]
/ ˌtræn səbˈstæn ʃiˌeɪt /
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verb (used with object), tran·sub·stan·ti·at·ed, tran·sub·stan·ti·at·ing.

to change from one substance into another; transmute.
Theology. to change (the bread and wine) into the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist.

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Origin of transubstantiate

1400–50; v. use of late Middle English transsubstanciate (adj.) transubstantiated <Medieval Latin trānssubstantiātus, past participle of trānssubstantiāre.See trans-, substance, -ate1
tran·sub·stan·tial, adjectivetran·sub·stan·tial·ly, adverbun·tran·sub·stan·ti·at·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for transubstantiate

transubstantiate
/ (ˌtrænsəbˈstænʃɪˌeɪt) /

verb

(intr) RC theol (of the Eucharistic bread and wine) to undergo transubstantiation
(tr) to change (one substance) into another; transmute
transubstantial, adjectivetransubstantially, adverb
C16: from Medieval Latin transsubstantiāre, from Latin trans- + substantia substance
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