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VERB (3)

1. change in outward structure or looks;
- Example: "He transformed into a monster"
- Example: "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"
[syn: transform, transmute, metamorphose]

2. change or alter in form, appearance, or nature;
- Example: "This experience transformed her completely"
- Example: "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture"
- Example: "transubstantiate one element into another"
[syn: transform, transmute, transubstantiate]

3. alter the nature of (elements);


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Transmute \Trans*mute"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transmuted; p. pr. & vb. n. Transmuting.] [L. transmutare, transmutatum; trans across + mutare to change. See Mutable, and cf. Transmew.] To change from one nature, form, or substance, into another; to transform. [1913 Webster] The caresses of parents and the blandishments of friends transmute us into idols. --Buckminster. [1913 Webster] Transmuting sorrow into golden joy Free from alloy. --H. Smith. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

transmute v 1: change in outward structure or looks; "He transformed into a monster"; "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle" [syn: transform, transmute, metamorphose] 2: change or alter in form, appearance, or nature; "This experience transformed her completely"; "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture"; "transubstantiate one element into another" [syn: transform, transmute, transubstantiate] 3: alter the nature of (elements)