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English definition of “transfigure”

transfigure

verb [T]     /trænsˈfɪɡ.ər/ US  /-jɚ/ formal
to change the appearance of a person or thing very much, usually in a very positive and often spiritual way: As she gazed down at the baby, her face was transfigured with tenderness. The assassination somehow transfigured Kennedy into a modern American saint.ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently transfiguration     /ˌtræns.fɪ.ɡərˈeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-fɪɡ.jəˈreɪ-/ noun [U]
(Definition of transfigure verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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