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transubstantiate

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To change (one substance) into another; transmute.
  • transitive v. Christianity To change the substance of (the Eucharistic bread and wine) into the body and blood of Jesus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To change one substance into another; to transmute.
  • v. To change the bread and wine of the Eucharist into the body and blood of Jesus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To change into another substance.
  • transitive v. To change, as the sacramental elements, bread and wine, into the flesh and blood of Christ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To change from one substance to another.
  • Specifically, in theology, to change from bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ: said of the elements in the eucharist. See transubstantiation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. change or alter in form, appearance, or nature
  • v. change (the Eucharist bread and wine) into the body and blood of Christ

Etymologies

Medieval Latin trānsubstantiāre, trānsubstantiāt- : Latin trāns-, trans- + Latin substantia, substance; see substance.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • If a Church defies God's will by unjustly withholding the Eucharist from a vast number of people, do you believe that God would still transubstantiate the Eucharistic bread and wine during the consecration by that Church's ordained ministers?

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  • However, others said that this witch of our brood is good at least for an outside shot at manufacturing perfection and they stirred and then stared into the eyes of the possibility of gaining the ascension and transubstantiate the current impasse and gaining a increased support for their vital situation, in a word for gaining an advantage against the evil ones.

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  • With independent celebrants, you just never know if they have the power to transubstantiate.

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  • Before that for example you could be asked whether, in communion, the bread and wine transubstantiate into the literal body and blood of Christ, or whether they are symbols.

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  • His lively images, full of movement and flickering light, transubstantiate keen ­observations into airy patches of intense, flat color that seem to fuse only momentarily into details of setting, costume and gesture.

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  • The plot allows Picoult to transubstantiate her book from an intriguing melodrama into a contrived disquisition on morality, religion and the separation of church and state.

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  • The seventh, to names that signify nothing, but are taken up and learned by rote from the Schools, as hypostatical, transubstantiate, consubstantiate, eternal-now, and the like canting of Schoolmen.

    Leviathan

  • For it is not enough to say, God can transubstantiate the bread into Christ's body, for the Gentiles also held God to be omnipotent, and might upon that ground no less excuse their idolatry, by pretending, as well as others, a transubstantiation of their wood and stone into

    Leviathan

  • A singular inward laboratory, which I possess, will dissolve a certain portion of the modified protoplasm; the solution so formed will pass into my veins; and the subtle influences to which it will then be subjected will convert the dead protoplasm into living protoplasm, and transubstantiate sheep into man.

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