intinction

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Etymology[edit]

Latin intinctio, from intingere to dip in; prefix in- in + tingere to tinge.

Noun[edit]

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intinction (plural intinctions)

  1. The act of steeping or soaking the bread (or 'body' of Christ) in the wine (or 'blood' of Christ) so the communicant may receive both aspects of the eucharist simultaneously.
  2. (obsolete) The act of tingeing or dyeing.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blount to this entry?)