Meaning of intinction in English:


Pronunciation /ɪnˈtɪŋ(k)ʃ(ə)n/


mass noun
  • 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.