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English verb: transmute

1. transmute (change) change in outward structure or looks

SamplesHe transformed into a monster.
The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle.

Synonymsmetamorphose, transform

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)aurify, become, turn

2. transmute (change) change or alter in form, appearance, or nature

SamplesThis experience transformed her completely.
She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture.
Transubstantiate one element into another.

Synonymstransform, transubstantiate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)destalinise, destalinize, process, sorcerise, sorcerize, stalinise, stalinize, transubstantiate, work, work on

3. transmute (change) alter the nature of (elements)

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

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