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n. Ecclesiastical
The administration of the Eucharist by dipping the host into the wine and thus offering both simultaneously to the communicant.

[Late Latin intinctiō, intinctiōn-, a dipping in, from Latin intinctus, past participle of intingere, to dip in : in-, in; see in-2 + tingere, to moisten.]


(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the practice of dipping the Eucharistic bread into the wine at Holy Communion
[C16: from Late Latin intinctiō a dipping in, from Latin intingere to dip in, from tingere to dip]


(ɪnˈtɪŋk ʃən)

(in a communion service) the act of steeping the bread or wafer in the wine, enabling the communicant to receive the two elements conjointly.
[1550–60; < Late Latin intinctiō baptism, immersion]
References in periodicals archive ?
In some parishes, one chalice is used, and each parishioner has the choice of either sipping from the cup or intinction.
If there is a practice that should fall by the wayside it should be intinction (dipping the wafer into the wine).
To keep the service short and in anticipation of a small congregation, she instituted Communion by Intinction (communicants coming forward, dipping the bread in the chalice).
By contrast we do know that the practice of intinction, the dipping of the bread or wafer into the cup, greatly increases the number of bacteria and viruses in the cup because they are carried on the hands.
Today, besides drinking directly from the cup, the faithful may receive by intinction, which is done only by the minister dipping the Host in the precious Blood and placing it directly on the tongue of the recipient.
Pastors give lengthy directions on the proper administration of the Eucharist by intinction or on how high the processional cross should be held.
Second, upon entrance to Knox College and attendance at Knox Spadina, I experienced holy communion by intinction.
Then, on top of all that, at the same time, many receiving the sacred elements partake of the non-Anglican practice of intinction, dipping the host in the consecrated wine.
Participants were not asked to indicate how the wine was taken (by sipping, individual cup, intinction, etc.
For example, at the new service we offer Communion by intinction.
A Service of Holy Communion by intinction was offered first to the bridal party and then to the congregation.
Gould's research, updated and revised in 2000, advised against the use of intinction.