Definition of transubstantiate in English:

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transubstantiate

Pronunciation: /ˌtransəbˈstanʃɪeɪt/
/ˌtrɑːnsəbˈstanʃɪeɪt/ /ˌtransəbˈstansɪeɪt/
/ˌtrɑːnsəbˈstansɪeɪt/

verb

[with object]
1 Christian Theology Convert (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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with transubstantiate

instantiate, substantiate

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: tran|sub¦stan¦ti|ate

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