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transubstantiation

noun [U] uk   us   /ˌtræn.səbˌstæn.ʃiˈeɪ.ʃən/ specialized
the belief, especially by Roman Catholics, that during Mass (= a religious ceremony) bread and wine are changed into the body and blood of Jesus Christ
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