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transmute

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Verb (transitive)
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trans=mute

CIDE DICTIONARY

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]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

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

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

ROGET THESAURUS

transmute

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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