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consubstantiation the Christian doctrine of the coexistence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ with the bread and wine of the Eucharist. (See transubstantiation.)
consul a national government official assigned to live in a foreign city in order to give assistance and protection to his or her nation's citizens who live or travel there, and to promote his or her country's commercial interests. [2 definitions]
consulate the buildings and grounds occupied by a consul. [2 definitions]
consul general the highest ranking consular officer.
consult to look to for advice or information. [4 definitions]
consultant one who offers advice or expertise to others on a professional basis. [2 definitions]
consultation the act or process of consulting. [2 definitions]
consultative advisory.
consulting offering professional advice or expertise.
consume to eat; devour. [5 definitions]
consumedly to an extreme degree; excessively.
consumer one who purchases goods or services. [2 definitions]
consumerism the idea that the consumption of goods is beneficial to society or its economy. [2 definitions]
consummate to bring to perfection or fulfillment; complete. [5 definitions]
consummation the act of consummating; completion; fulfillment. [3 definitions]
consumption the act or process of using up or consuming. [4 definitions]
consumptive inclined to consume; wasteful. [4 definitions]
cont.2 abbreviation of "containing" or "contents."
cont.1 abbreviation of "continue" or "continued."
contact the physical touching of one thing to another. [8 definitions]
contact lens a thin, usu. plastic lens, clear or tinted, that is worn over the cornea of the eye to correct imperfect vision or change the color of the eyes.