- to change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.
Origin of transmogrify
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- (tr) jocular to change or transform into a different shape, esp a grotesque or bizarre one
C17: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for transmogrify
"to change completely," 1650s, apparently a perversion of transmigure, from transmigrate, perhaps influenced by modify. Related: Transmogrified; transmogrifying.
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