Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Changed into another substance, form, or nature.
  • In heraldry, same as counterchanged.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of transmute.

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Examples

  • It's a text, it has to be said, that is not so much translated — Pound's Chinese "translations" are notoriously inaccurate, though accuracy as such was hardly the point — as derived, paraphrased, transmuted from the eighth-century source (by way of professors Fenollosa, Mori, and Ariga) into a new and startlingly powerful, startlingly alive, English poem.

    Ezra Pound, “Lament of the Frontier Guard”

  • It's a text, it has to be said, that is not so much translated — Pound's Chinese "translations" are notoriously inaccurate, though accuracy as such was hardly the point — as derived, paraphrased, transmuted from the eighth-century source (by way of professors Fenollosa, Mori, and Ariga) into a new and startlingly powerful, startlingly alive, English poem.

    Ezra Pound, “Lament of the Frontier Guard”

  • The park being cunningly transmuted from the unreal to the real, by sinister forces.

    Boing Boing: September 19, 2004 - September 25, 2004 Archives

  • For we transmuted the vernacular word "altruism" to a quite different technical sense — and then solved the technical issue, leaving the human phenomenon (for which the word was invented) quite unresolved.

    'Confusion Over Evolution': An Exchange

  • These arrows, by the compiler, Vincent de Beauvais, are again transmuted into gold.]

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • No, they had been transmuted, that is all, transmuted by the alchemy of Weathersfield, by the personality of

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • No, they had been transmuted, that is all, transmuted by the alchemy of Weathersfield, by the personality of

    A Far Country — Volume 1

  • No, they had been transmuted, that is all, transmuted by the alchemy of Weathersfield, by the personality of Theodore Watling into brighter visions.

    A Far Country — Complete

  • Although Albertus believed in the truth of transmutation himself, he remained skeptical of the "transmuted" metals he had seen, since the artificial product had not been able to withstand the heat of the fire.

    Alchemy

  • Beyond debate, as far as name goes, here is a kind of transmuted suggestion.

    Modern Religious Cults and Movements

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