transubstantiate

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

Definition of transubstantiate

transubstantiated; transubstantiating
1 : to effect transubstantiation in (sacramental bread and wine)
2 : to change into another substance : transmute
: to undergo transubstantiation

Examples of transubstantiate in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of transubstantiate

Middle English transsubstanciaten, from Medieval Latin transubstantiatus, past participle of transubstantiare, from Latin trans- + substantia substance


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