metamorphose

[ met-uh-mawr-fohz, -fohs ]
/ ˌmɛt əˈmɔr foʊz, -foʊs /

verb (used with object), met·a·mor·phosed, met·a·mor·phos·ing.

to change the form or nature of; transform.
to subject to metamorphosis or metamorphism.

verb (used without object), met·a·mor·phosed, met·a·mor·phos·ing.

to undergo or be capable of undergoing a change in form or nature.

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Origin of metamorphose

First recorded in 1570–80; back formation from metamorphosis

OTHER WORDS FROM metamorphose

un·met·a·mor·phosed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for metamorphosing

metamorphose
/ (ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfəʊz) /

verb

to undergo or cause to undergo metamorphosis or metamorphism
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