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transmute

[ trans-myoot, tranz- ]

verb (used with or without object)

, trans·mut·ed, trans·mut·ing.
  1. to change from one nature, substance, form, or condition into another; transform.

    Synonyms: alter, convert, metamorphose



transmute

/ trænzˈmjuːt /

verb

  1. to change the form, character, or substance of
  2. to alter (an element, metal, etc) by alchemy


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Derived Forms

  • transˈmuter, noun
  • transˈmutably, adverb
  • transˈmutable, adjective
  • transˌmutaˈbility, noun

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Other Words From

  • trans·muta·ble adjective
  • trans·muta·bili·ty trans·muta·ble·ness noun
  • trans·muta·bly adverb
  • trans·muter noun
  • untrans·muta·bili·ty noun
  • untrans·muta·ble adjective
  • untrans·muta·ble·ness noun
  • untrans·muta·bly adverb
  • untrans·muted adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of transmute1

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin trānsmūtāre to shift, equivalent to trāns- trans- + mūtāre to change.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of transmute1

C15: via Old French from Latin transmūtāre to shift, from trans- + mūtāre to change

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Example Sentences

Some thought if they discovered that recipe, they would be able to copy it and transmute any cell into an egg.

In this vision, the mill would transmute into something wholly different, just as uranium itself does, in a process that is the exact opposite of decay.

Comedy, when done well, has the power to transmute our personal and collective pain.

It’s a cauldron of extremes, a turbulent soup of transmuting matter, where particles and forces often ignored in our everyday world become critical.

In her world, insight into nature starts on the scale of miniature and is transmuted to the monumental.

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