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English definition of “transmute”


verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep]     /trænzˈmjuːt/ US  /træns-/ formal or specialized
to change something completely, especially into something different and better: A few centuries ago alchemists thought they could transmute lead into gold. Plutonium transmutes into/to uranium when it is processed in a nuclear reactor.ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently transmutation     /ˌtrænz.mjuːˈteɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌtræns-/ noun [C or U]
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