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Definition of metamorphose verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    metamorphose

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˌmɛt̮əˈmɔrfoʊz//
     
    [intransitive, transitive] metamorphose (something/somebody) (from something) (into something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they metamorphose
     
    he / she / it metamorphoses
     
    past simple metamorphosed
     
    -ing form metamorphosing
     
     
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  1. 1to change or make something or someone change into something completely different, especially over a period of time synonym transform
  2. 2 The caterpillar will eventually metamorphose into a butterfly.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: metamorphose