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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]