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Meaning of TRANSUBSTANTIATE

Pronunciation:  `transub'stanshee`eyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  change or alter in form, appearance, or nature; "This experience transformed her completely"; "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture"; "transubstantiate one element into another"
  2. [v]  change (the Eucharist bread and wine) into the body and blood of Chris; in Christian dogma
 

TRANSUBSTANTIATE is a 16 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: transform, transmute
 
 See Also: alter, change, destalinise, destalinize, process, sorcerise, sorcerize, stalinise, stalinize, transubstantiate, work, work on

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tran`sub*stan"ti*ate\, v. t. [LL.
transubstantiatus, p. p. of transubstantiare to
transubstantiate; L. trans across, over + substantia
substance. See {Substance}.]
1. To change into another substance. [R.]

         The spider love which transubstantiates all, And can
         convert manna to gall.                --Donne.

2. (R. C. Theol.) To change, as the sacramental elements,
   bread and wine, into the flesh and blood of Christ.

 

 

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