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Trans*mute" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transmuted; p. pr. & vb. n. Transmuting.] [L. transmutare, transmutatum; trans across + mutare to change. See Mutable, and cf. Transmew.]

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

The caresses of parents and the blandishments of friends transmute us into idols. Buckminster.

Transmuting sorrow into golden joy Free from alloy. H. Smith.


© Webster 1913.