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transfigure

verb [T] uk   /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.
transfiguration
noun [U] uk   /ˌtræns.fɪ.ɡərˈeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-fɪɡ.jəˈreɪ-/
Translations of “transfigure”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使變樣, 使改觀…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使变样, 使改观…
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