verb (used with object), trans·fig·ured, trans·fig·ur·ing.
- transfinite number,
- transfixion suture
Origin of transfigure
Examples from the Web for transfigure
So neither polling nor political theory can transfigure the human heart or orient our minds toward the brotherhood of man?
An aureole of something more than human, of something entirely spiritual, seemed to transfigure her loveliness.The conquest of Rome|Matilde Serao
But Mrs. Ascher's feelings were strong enough to transfigure even her clothes.Gossamer|George A. Birmingham
The vision of the light 302of the Transfiguration did not transfigure the character of its beholders.Byzantine Churches in Constantinople|Alexander Van Millingen
verb (usually tr)
Word Origin for transfigure
c.1300, from Old French transfigurer (12c.), from Latin transfigurare "change the shape of," from trans- "across" (see trans-) + figurare "to form, fashion," from figura "to form, shape," from figura "a shape, form, figure" (see figure (n.)). Related: Transfigured; transfiguring.