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Verb (transitive)


transmutev. t. [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."  [1913 Webster]
    "Transmuting sorrow into golden joy
    Free from alloy.
    "  [1913 Webster]


transmute, v.tr.
1 change the form, nature, or substance of.
2 Alchemy hist. subject (base metals) to transmutation.

transmutable adj. transmutability n. transmutative adj. transmuter n.
ME f. L transmutare (as TRANS-, mutare change)




VB change, alter, vary, wax and wane, modulate, diversify, qualify, tamper with, turn, shift, veer, tack, chop, shuffle, swerve, warp, deviate, turn aside, evert, intervert, pass to, take a turn, turn the corner, resume, work a change, modify, vamp, superinduce, transform, transfigure, transmute, transmogrify, transume, metamorphose, ring the changes, innovate, introduce new blood, shuffle the cards, give a turn to, give a color to, influence, turn the scale, shift the scene, turn over a new leaf, recast, reverse, disturb, convert into.

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