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trans·mute

 (trăns-myo͞ot′, trănz-)

v. trans·mut·ed, trans·mut·ing, trans·mutes

v.tr.

To change from one form, nature, substance, or state into another; transform: Alchemists tried to transmute lead into gold. See Synonyms at convert.
v.intr.

To undergo transmutation.


[Middle English transmuten, from Latin trānsmūtāre : trāns-, trans- + mūtāre, to change; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

trans·mut′a·bil′i·ty n.

trans·mut′a·ble adj.

trans·mut′a·bly adv.

trans·mut′er n.

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