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transfigure

[ trans-fig-yer or, especially British, -fig-er ]
/ tr忙ns藞f瑟g y蓹r or, especially British, -藞f瑟g 蓹r /
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verb (used with object), trans路fig路ured, trans路fig路ur路ing.
to change in outward form or appearance; transform.
to change so as to glorify or exalt.
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Origin of transfigure

1250鈥1300; Middle English transfiguren<Latin tr膩nsfig奴r膩re to change in shape. See trans-, figure

OTHER WORDS FROM transfigure

trans路fig路ure路ment, nounun路trans路fig路ured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for transfigure

transfigure
/ (tr忙ns藞f瑟伞蓹) /

verb (usually tr)
to change or cause to change in appearance
to become or cause to become more exalted

Derived forms of transfigure

transfigurement, noun

Word Origin for transfigure

C13: from Latin transfig奴r膩re, from trans- + fig奴ra appearance
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