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Related to transmutability: undeterred, stirred up


 (trăns-myo͞ot′, trănz-)
v. trans·mut·ed, trans·mut·ing, trans·mutes
To change from one form, nature, substance, or state into another; transform: Alchemists tried to transmute lead into gold. See Synonyms at convert.
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.
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Noun1.transmutability - the quality of being commutable
changeability, changeableness - the quality of being changeable; having a marked tendency to change; "the changeableness of the weather"
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