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