transubstantial

adjective
tran·​sub·​stan·​tial | \ ˌtran(t)-səb-ˈstan(t)-shəl How to pronounce transubstantial (audio) \

Definition of transubstantial

: changed or capable of being changed from one substance to another

First Known Use of transubstantial

1567, in the meaning defined above

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“Transubstantial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transubstantial. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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