Definition of transubstantiate in English:


Syllabification: tran·sub·stan·ti·ate
Pronunciation: /ˌtransəbˈstanCHēˌāt


[with object] (usually be transubstantiated) Christian Theology
  • 1Convert (the substance of the Eucharistic elements) into the body and blood of Christ.
  • 1.1 formal 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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