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transmogrify

[ trans-mog-ruh-fahy, tranz- ]
/ tr忙ns藞m蓲g r蓹藢fa瑟, tr忙nz- /
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verb (used with object), trans路mog路ri路fied, trans路mog路ri路fy路ing.
to change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.
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Origin of transmogrify

1650鈥60; earlier also transmigrify, transmography; apparently a pseudo-Latinism with trans-, -ify

OTHER WORDS FROM transmogrify

trans路mog路ri路fi路ca路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for transmogrify

transmogrify
/ (tr忙nz藞m蓲伞r瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) jocular to change or transform into a different shape, esp a grotesque or bizarre one

Derived forms of transmogrify

transmogrification, noun

Word Origin for transmogrify

C17: of unknown origin
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