Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To change from one nature, form, or substance, into another; to transform.
The caresses of parents and the blandishments of friends
transmuteus into idols.
Transmutingsorrow into golden joy
Free from alloy.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.