Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To change from one form, nature, substance, or state into another; transform: synonym: convert.
  • intransitive verb To undergo transmutation.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To change, transform or convert one thing to another, or from one state or form to another.
  • verb intransitive To change, transform or convert to another, or from one state or form to another.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English transmuten, from Latin trānsmūtāre : trāns-, trans- + mūtāre, to change; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • Furthermore, although I've only been able to "transmute" recently, my friend, who has been playing for over a year, has commented that her transmutes for arcanite consistently fetch 3-5G.

    Deflation in WoW?

  • He realizes faintly that he can change them by an effort of will and "transmute" them into mental states of an exactly opposite nature.

    The Doctrine and Practice of Yoga

  • It would become incompatible with his organization, or rather it would 'transmute' it, and the process of that transmutation to the senses of other men would be called

    The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1838

  • First I empty IE's folder completely, than I "transmute", than I remove a few Mozilla-only bookmarklets, et voila. psycros

    Fileforum

  • You transmute your shadow into wisdom by waking up and letting go of doubt, sloth, and stupor.

    C. Clinton Sidle: The Five Wisdoms Of The Mandala

  • You transmute your shadow into wisdom by waking up and letting go of doubt, sloth, and stupor.

    C. Clinton Sidle: The Five Wisdoms Of The Mandala

  • As more heat is applied, the liquid molecules begin to dance ever faster and eventually transmute to an invisible gas—water vapor.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • You transmute your shadow into wisdom by waking up and letting go of doubt, sloth, and stupor.

    C. Clinton Sidle: The Five Wisdoms Of The Mandala

  • When you transmute matter in any way, he said, you inevitably release energy in the form of heat.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • Somewhere within her, responsive notes were answering to the things without, forgotten and undreamed-of correspondences were being renewed; and she was aware of it in an incurious way, and her soul was troubled, but she was not equal to the mental exultation necessary to transmute and understand.

    LI-WAN, THE FAIR

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