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Webster 1913 Edition


Transmute

Trans-mute′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Transmuted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Transmuting
.]
[L.
transmutare
,
transmutatum
;
trans
across +
mutare
to change. See
Mutable
, and cf.
Transmew
.]
To change from one nature, form, or substance, into another; to transform.
The caresses of parents and the blandishments of friends
transmute
us into idols.
Buckminster.
Transmuting
sorrow into golden joy
Free from alloy.
H. Smith.

Webster 1828 Edition


Transmute

TRANSMU'TE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. transmuto; trans and muto, to change.]
To change from one nature or substance into another. Water may be transmuted into ice, and ice into water; the juices of plants are transmuted into solid substances; but human skill has not been able to transmute lead or copper into gold.
A holy conscience sublimates every thing; it transmutes the common affairs of life into acts of solemn worship to God.
The caresses of parents and the blandishments of friends, transmute us into idols.

Definition 2021


transmute

transmute

See also: transmuté

English

Verb

transmute (third-person singular simple present transmutes, present participle transmuting, simple past and past participle transmuted)

  1. (transitive) To change, transform or convert one thing to another, or from one state or form to another.
    The alchemists tried to transmute base metals to gold.
  2. (intransitive) To change, transform or convert to another, or from one state or form to another.
    Did the base metals transmute to gold?

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French

Pronunciation

Verb

transmute

  1. first-person singular present indicative of transmuter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of transmuter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of transmuter
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of transmuter
  5. second-person singular imperative of transmuter

Portuguese

Verb

transmute

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of transmutar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of transmutar
  3. third-person singular imperative of transmutar

Spanish

Verb

transmute

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of transmutar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of transmutar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of transmutar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of transmutar.