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The action of dipping the bread in the wine at a Eucharist so that a communicant receives both together.
Mid 16th century: from late Latin intinctio(n-), from Latin intingere, from in- ‘into’ + tingere ‘dip’. The word originally denoted the general action of dipping, especially into something coloured; compare with tinge. The current sense dates from the late 19th century.
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