transubstantiate









transubstantiate


transubstantiate [tran-suh b-stan-shee-eyt] Word Origin verb (used with object), tran·sub·stan·ti·at·ed, tran·sub·stan·ti·at·ing.

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

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 Related formstran·sub·stan·tial, adjectivetran·sub·stan·tial·ly, adverbun·tran·sub·stan·ti·at·ed, adjective British Dictionary definitions for transubstantial transubstantiate verb

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

Derived Formstransubstantial, adjectivetransubstantially, adverbWord Origin for transubstantiate C16: from Medieval Latin transsubstantiāre, from Latin trans- + substantia substance

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