Wednesday, March 19, 2008
transmute transitive verb [trans-MYOOT; tranz-] To change from one nature, form, substance, or state into another; to transform.
Definitions for transmute
- To change from one nature, form, substance, or state into another; to transform.
- To undergo transmutation.
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Citations for transmute
It now seems as if she no longer had the strength or will to transmute life into art.
Sand that once was rock becomes rock once again as it slowly sediments and compresses into layers of sandstone, which, in turn, transmute into sand.
Origin of transmute
late Middle English
Transmute is from Latin transmutare, "to change utterly," from trans-, "across" + mutare, "to change."