transmogrification


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trans·mog·ri·fy

 (trăns-mŏg′rə-fī′, trănz-)
v. trans·mog·ri·fied, trans·mog·ri·fy·ing, trans·mog·ri·fies
v.tr.
To change thoroughly, as into a different shape or form. See Synonyms at convert.
v.
To be thoroughly changed: "He couldn't figure out why his simple desires for competence and order so often seemed to transmogrify into anger" (Chris Bohjalian).

[Origin unknown.]

trans·mog′ri·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

transmogrification

the process of complete and usually extreme or grotesque change from one state or form to another.
See also: Change
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transmogrification - the act of changing into a different form or appearance (especially a fantastic or grotesque one)transmogrification - the act of changing into a different form or appearance (especially a fantastic or grotesque one); "the transmogrification of the prince into a porcupine"
translation, transformation - the act of changing in form or shape or appearance; "a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface"

transmogrification

noun
The process or result of changing from one appearance, state, or phase to another:
Translations

transmogrification

n (hum)wunderbare Wandlung (hum)
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