Transubstantiate 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.] [1913 Webster]

The spider love which transubstantiates all, And can convert manna to gall. --Donne. [1913 Webster]

2. (R. C. Theol.) To change, as the sacramental elements, bread and wine, into the flesh and blood of Christ. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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