Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To change from one form, nature, substance, or state into another; transform: Alchemists tried to transmute lead into gold. See Synonyms at convert.
  • intransitive v. To undergo transmutation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To change, transform or convert one thing to another, or from one state or form to another.
  • v. To change, transform or convert to another, or from one state or form to another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To change from one nature, form, or substance, into another; to transform.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To change from one nature, form, or substance into another; transform.
  • Synonyms Metamorphose, etc. See transform.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. change or alter in form, appearance, or nature
  • v. alter the nature of (elements)
  • v. change in outward structure or looks

Etymologies

Middle English transmuten, from Latin trānsmūtāre : trāns-, trans- + mūtāre, to change.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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