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transubstantiate

Verb

1 change (the Eucharist bread and wine) into the body and blood of Christ
2 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" [syn: transform, transmute]

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English

Verb

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

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