transubstantiate


tran·sub·stan·ti·ate

verb \ˌtran(t)-səb-ˈstan(t)-shē-ˌāt\
tran·sub·stan·ti·at·edtran·sub·stan·ti·at·ing

Definition of TRANSUBSTANTIATE

transitive verb
1
:  to effect transubstantiation in (sacramental bread and wine)
2
:  to change into another substance :  transmute
intransitive verb
:  to undergo transubstantiation

Examples of TRANSUBSTANTIATE

  1. <the novelist transubstantiated the joys and sorrows of his early years into a charming fable about childhood>

Origin of TRANSUBSTANTIATE

Middle English transsubstanciaten, from Medieval Latin transubstantiatus, past participle of transubstantiare, from Latin trans- + substantia substance
First Known Use: 15th century

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