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transmute

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] uk   /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.
transmutation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌtrænz.mjuːˈteɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌtræns-/
Translations of “transmute”
in Chinese (Traditional) 徹底改變(尤指變成更好的他物)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 彻底改变(尤指变成更好的他物)…
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