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 (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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Adj.1.transmutable - capable of being changed in substance as if by alchemytransmutable - capable of being changed in substance as if by alchemy; "is lead really transmutable into gold?"; "ideas translatable into reality"
commutable - subject to alteration or change; "the death sentence was commutable to life imprisonment"
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[trænzˈmjuːtəbl] ADJtransmutable
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