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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.]
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]
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]
Past participle: transmuted
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|Verb||1.||transmute - 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
|2.||transmute - 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
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"
|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