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transubstantiate

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

Definition of transubstantiate

tran·sub·stan·ti·at·edtran·sub·stan·ti·at·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to effect transubstantiation in (sacramental bread and wine)

  3. 2 :  to change into another substance :  transmute

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  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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