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Verb1.opalise - make opalescent
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"
2.opalise - replace or convert into opal; "opalized tree trunks"
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
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According to Massignon (1954: 14), "l'involut;on arabe fait "virer" et "s'opaliser" le terme banal utilise; comme la goutte de vin "opalise" le verre de l'eau." In other words, an alternative meaning of a word is formed by the internalizing (tadmin) of a normal term to produce a "revitalized" sense.