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English noun: metamorphosis

1. metamorphosis (process) the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals


Synonymsmetabolism


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process


Narrower (hyponym)hemimetabolism, hemimetaboly, hemimetamorphosis, heterometabolism, heterometaboly, holometabolism, holometaboly

2. metamorphosis (act) a striking change in appearance or character or circumstances


SamplesThe metamorphosis of the old house into something new and exciting.


Synonymstransfiguration


Broader (hypernym)alteration, revision

3. metamorphosis (act) a complete change of physical form or substance especially as by magic or witchcraft


Broader (hypernym)transformation, translation









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