- to change the form or nature of; transform.
- to subject to metamorphosis or metamorphism.
- to undergo or be capable of undergoing a change in form or nature.
Origin of metamorphose
First recorded in 1570–80; back formation from metamorphosis
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1, 3. mutate, transmute.
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Examples from the Web for metamorphosed
A figure from the pages of Ovid, metamorphosed to a gunner of Santa Anna!The Strollers
Frederic S. Isham
How came Racah the priest to be metamorphosed into Racah the pianist?Melomaniacs
Was I the only Marl who metamorphosed into this state of rational entity?Cogito, Ergo Sum
John Foster West
In this metamorphosed state they were the more able to accomplish their designs.Welsh Folk-Lore
Such were the adventures of Timothy, who was metamorphosed into a precise Quaker.Japhet in Search of a Father
- to undergo or cause to undergo metamorphosis or metamorphism
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Word Origin and History for metamorphosed
1570s, from Middle French métamorphoser (16c.), from métamorphose (n.), from Latin metamorphosis (see metamorphosis). Related: Metamorphosed. The Greek verb was metamorphoun.
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