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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.  Synonyms: transform, transmute.  "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture" , "Transubstantiate one element into another"






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"Transubstantiate" Quotes from Famous Books



... this kind. Are they not in the common apprehension of men of a degree superior to that of nature? Who could restore life but he that gave it? Whom would the devils obey but him at whom they tremble? Who could transubstantiate water into wine, but he that created both these substances, and every year, by a long circuit of the operations of nature, turns it into wine? Who could feed seven thousand with that which a few persons would exhaust, but he that can create it of ...
— The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning • Hugh Binning

... may compare with Heaven; and to taste Think not I shall be nice. So down they sat, And to their viands fell; nor seemingly The Angel, nor in mist, the common gloss Of Theologians; but with keen dispatch Of real hunger, and concoctive heat To transubstantiate: What redounds, transpires Through Spirits with ease; nor wonder; if by fire Of sooty coal the empirick alchemist Can turn, or holds it possible to turn, Metals of drossiest ore to perfect gold, As from the mine. Mean while at table Eve Ministered ...
— Paradise Lost • John Milton

... names that signifie nothing; but are taken up, and learned by rote from the Schooles, as Hypostatical, Transubstantiate, Consubstantiate, Eternal-now, and the like ...
— Leviathan • Thomas Hobbes

... as matter of life. 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 ...
— English Prose - A Series of Related Essays for the Discussion and Practice • Frederick William Roe (edit. and select.)



Words linked to "Transubstantiate" :   modify, transform, stalinize, alter, destalinise, stalinise, Christian religion, work on, destalinize, work, Christianity, sorcerise, sorcerize, process, change, transubstantiation



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