- 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.
Origin of transubstantiate
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Related Words for transubstantiatetransmute, interchange, transpose, make, modify, transform, metamorphose, remodel, turn, switch, commute, reorganize, transmogrify, apply, download, transfigure, appropriate, translate, alter, revise
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Historical Examples of transubstantiate
- (intr) RC theol (of the Eucharistic bread and wine) to undergo transubstantiation
- (tr) to change (one substance) into another; transmute
Word Origin for transubstantiate
C16: from Medieval Latin transsubstantiāre, from Latin trans- + substantia substance
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