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trans·mute

 (trăns-myo͞ot′, trănz-)
v. trans·mut·ed, trans·mut·ing, trans·mutes
v.tr.
To change from one form, nature, substance, or state into another; transform: Alchemists tried to transmute lead into gold. See Synonyms at convert.
v.intr.
To undergo transmutation.

[Middle English transmuten, from Latin trānsmūtāre : trāns-, trans- + mūtāre, to change; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

trans·mut′a·bil′i·ty n.
trans·mut′a·ble adj.
trans·mut′a·bly adv.
trans·mut′er n.

transmute

(trænzˈmjuːt)
vb (tr)
1. to change the form, character, or substance of
2. (Alchemy) to alter (an element, metal, etc) by alchemy
[C15: via Old French from Latin transmūtāre to shift, from trans- + mūtāre to change]
transˌmutaˈbility n
transˈmutable adj
transˈmutably adv
transˈmuter n

trans•mute

(trænsˈmyut, trænz-)

v.t., v.i. -mut•ed, -mut•ing.
to change from one nature, substance, form, or condition into another; transform.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin trānsmūtāre to shift =trāns- trans- + mūtāre to change]
trans•mut′a•ble, adj.
trans•mut`a•bil′i•ty, n.
trans•mut′a•bly, adv.
trans•mut′er, n.

transmute


Past participle: transmuted
Gerund: transmuting

Imperative
transmute
transmute
Present
I transmute
you transmute
he/she/it transmutes
we transmute
you transmute
they transmute
Preterite
I transmuted
you transmuted
he/she/it transmuted
we transmuted
you transmuted
they transmuted
Present Continuous
I am transmuting
you are transmuting
he/she/it is transmuting
we are transmuting
you are transmuting
they are transmuting
Present Perfect
I have transmuted
you have transmuted
he/she/it has transmuted
we have transmuted
you have transmuted
they have transmuted
Past Continuous
I was transmuting
you were transmuting
he/she/it was transmuting
we were transmuting
you were transmuting
they were transmuting
Past Perfect
I had transmuted
you had transmuted
he/she/it had transmuted
we had transmuted
you had transmuted
they had transmuted
Future
I will transmute
you will transmute
he/she/it will transmute
we will transmute
you will transmute
they will transmute
Future Perfect
I will have transmuted
you will have transmuted
he/she/it will have transmuted
we will have transmuted
you will have transmuted
they will have transmuted
Future Continuous
I will be transmuting
you will be transmuting
he/she/it will be transmuting
we will be transmuting
you will be transmuting
they will be transmuting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been transmuting
you have been transmuting
he/she/it has been transmuting
we have been transmuting
you have been transmuting
they have been transmuting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been transmuting
you will have been transmuting
he/she/it will have been transmuting
we will have been transmuting
you will have been transmuting
they will have been transmuting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been transmuting
you had been transmuting
he/she/it had been transmuting
we had been transmuting
you had been transmuting
they had been transmuting
Conditional
I would transmute
you would transmute
he/she/it would transmute
we would transmute
you would transmute
they would transmute
Past Conditional
I would have transmuted
you would have transmuted
he/she/it would have transmuted
we would have transmuted
you would have transmuted
they would have transmuted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.transmute - change in outward structure or lookstransmute - change in outward structure or looks; "He transformed into a monster"; "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
aurify - transform into gold
become, turn - undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor"
2.transmute - change or alter in form, appearance, or naturetransmute - change or alter in form, appearance, or nature; "This experience transformed her completely"; "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture"; "transubstantiate one element into another"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
transubstantiate - change (the Eucharist bread and wine) into the body and blood of Christ
sorcerise, sorcerize - transform or change by means of sorcery
stalinise, stalinize - transform in accordance with Stalin's policies; "Russia was slowly stalinized after Lenin's death"
destalinise, destalinize - counteract the effects and policies of Stalinism; "Russia was slowly destalinized in the late 1950's"
work on, work, process - shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"
3.transmute - alter the nature of (elements)
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

transmute

verb transform, change, convert, alter, metamorphose, transfigure, alchemize She ceased to think as anger transmuted into passion.

transmute

verb
To change into a different form, substance, or state:
Translations

transmute

[trænzˈmjuːt] VT to transmute (into)transmutar (en)

transmute

[trænzˈmjuːt]
vise transformer
to transmute into sth → se transformer en qch
vttransformer
to transmute sth into sth → transformer qch en qch

transmute

vtumwandeln, verwandeln (→ into in +acc); metalverwandeln (→ into in +acc)

transmute

[trænzˈmjuːt] vt (frm) to transmute (into)tramutare (in)
References in classic literature ?
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The first pretended to judge of the influence of the stars on human affairs, and to foretell events by their positions and aspects; the second aimed to transmute the baser metals into gold, and to find a universal remedy for diseases; while the third dealt with the discovery of secret or future events by preternatural means.
You transmute the commonest traits into gold of your own; but after all there are no new names.
After all, the mediaeval belief in the Philosopher's Stone which could transmute metals, has its counterpart in the accepted theory of metabolism which changes living tissue.
You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you.
Mine is no squalor of song that cannot transmute itself, with proper exchange value, into a flower-crowned cottage, a sweet mountain-meadow, a grove of red-woods, an orchard of thirty-seven trees, one long row of blackberries and two short rows of strawberries, to say nothing of a quarter of a mile of gurgling brook.
There'll be a check at the post-office, I know, and we'll transmute it into beautiful buckwheat flour, a gallon of maple syrup, and a new pair of overshoes for you.
Yet the spirit can for the time pervade and control every member and function of the body, and transmute what in form is the grossest sensuality into purity and devotion.
But I have, sir, an idea, which, by your leave and kind assistance, I shall transmute into cash.
There is a shepherd--youth, a friend of mine, who transmutes them into something highly fascinating to my simplicity.
The union which is thus effected and which adds a new value to every atom in nature--for it transmutes every thread throughout the whole web of relation into a golden ray, and bathes the soul in a new and sweeter element--is yet a temporary state.
Its cheekychappie chirpiness would transmute over the years into the seedier approach of Guy Ritchie's mockney malarkeys.