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Noun: transubstantiation  ,tran-sub,stan-shi'ey-shun
  1. The Roman Catholic doctrine that the whole substance of the bread and the wine changes into the substance of the body and blood of Christ when consecrated in the Eucharist
  2. An act that changes the form, character or substance of something
    - transmutation

Derived forms: transubstantiations

Type of: conversion, theological doctrine

Encyclopedia: Transubstantiation