Definition of transubstantiate in English:


Line breaks: tran|sub¦stan¦ti|ate
Pronunciation: /ˌtransəbˈstanʃɪeɪt
, ˌtrɑːn-, -sɪ-/


[with object] Christian Theology
1Convert (the substance of the Eucharistic elements) into the body and blood of Christ.
1.1 literary Change the form or substance of (something) into something different.


late Middle English: from medieval Latin transubstantiat- 'changed in substance', from the verb transubstantiare, from Latin trans- 'across' + substantia 'substance'.

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