[ trans-myoot, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈmyut, trænz- /
verb (used with or without object), trans·mut·ed, trans·mut·ing.
to change from one nature, substance, form, or condition into another; transform.
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Origin of transmute
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin trānsmūtāre to shift, equivalent to trāns- trans- + mūtāre to change.
OTHER WORDS FROM transmute
trans·mut·a·ble, adjectivetrans·mut·a·bil·i·ty, trans·mut·a·ble·ness, nountrans·mut·a·bly, adverbtrans·mut·er, noun
un·trans·mut·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·trans·mut·a·ble, adjectiveun·trans·mut·a·ble·ness, nounun·trans·mut·a·bly, adverbun·trans·mut·ed, adjective
Words nearby transmute
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British Dictionary definitions for transmute
/ (trænzˈmjuːt) /
to change the form, character, or substance of
to alter (an element, metal, etc) by alchemy
Derived forms of transmutetransmutability, nountransmutable, adjectivetransmutably, adverbtransmuter, noun
Word Origin for transmute
C15: via Old French from Latin transmūtāre to shift, from trans- + mūtāre to change
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