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transmute (v.)

late 14c., "transform the appearance of," from Latin transmutare "change from one condition to another," from trans "across, beyond; thoroughly" (see trans-) + mutare "to change" (from PIE root *mei- (1) "to change, go, move"). Related: Transmuted; transmuting.

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Definitions of transmute

transmute (v.)
change in outward structure or looks;
Synonyms: transform / metamorphose
transmute (v.)
change or alter in form, appearance, or nature;
Synonyms: transform / transubstantiate
transmute (v.)
alter the nature of (elements);
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