Definition of transmute verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

transmute

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//trænzˈmjuːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈmjuːt//
 
; BrE BrE//trænsˈmjuːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈmjuːt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they transmute
BrE BrE//trænzˈmjuːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈmjuːt//
 
; BrE BrE//trænsˈmjuːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈmjuːt//
 
he / she / it transmutes
BrE BrE//trænzˈmjuːts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈmjuːts//
 
; BrE BrE//trænsˈmjuːts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈmjuːts//
 
past simple transmuted
BrE BrE//trænzˈmjuːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈmjuːtɪd//
 
; BrE BrE//trænsˈmjuːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈmjuːtɪd//
 
past participle transmuted
BrE BrE//trænzˈmjuːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈmjuːtɪd//
 
; BrE BrE//trænsˈmjuːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈmjuːtɪd//
 
-ing form transmuting
BrE BrE//trænzˈmjuːtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈmjuːtɪŋ//
 
; BrE BrE//trænsˈmjuːtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈmjuːtɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] transmute (something) (into something) (formal) to change, or make something change, into something different synonym transform It was once thought that lead could be transmuted into gold. My initial feelings of anger have now transmuted into a sense of sorrow and frustration. Pain is the philosophic vitriol which transmutes mere mortal into immortal. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin transmutare, from trans- ‘across’ + mutare ‘to change’.
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