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transubstantiate

[ tran-suhb-stan-shee-eyt ]
/ 藢tr忙n s蓹b藞st忙n 蕛i藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), tran路sub路stan路ti路at路ed, tran路sub路stan路ti路at路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鈥50; v. use of late Middle English transsubstanciate (adj.) transubstantiated <Medieval Latin tr膩nssubstanti膩tus, past participle of tr膩nssubstanti膩re.See trans-, substance, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM transubstantiate

tran路sub路stan路tial, adjectivetran路sub路stan路tial路ly, adverbun路tran路sub路stan路ti路at路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for transubstantiate

transubstantiate
/ (藢tr忙ns蓹b藞st忙n蕛瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb
(intr) RC theol (of the Eucharistic bread and wine) to undergo transubstantiation
(tr) to change (one substance) into another; transmute

Derived forms of transubstantiate

transubstantial, adjectivetransubstantially, adverb

Word Origin for transubstantiate

C16: from Medieval Latin transsubstanti膩re, from Latin trans- + substantia substance
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