metamorphose


meta·mor·phose

verb \-ˌfōz, -ˌfōs\

: to change in an important and obvious way into something that is very different : to undergo metamorphosis

meta·mor·phosedmeta·mor·phos·ing

Full Definition of METAMORPHOSE

transitive verb
1
a :  to change into a different physical form especially by supernatural means
b :  to change strikingly the appearance or character of :  transform
2
:  to cause (rock) to undergo metamorphism
intransitive verb
1
:  to undergo metamorphosis
2
:  to become transformed

Examples of METAMORPHOSE

  1. <a science fiction story in which radiation metamorphoses people into giant bugs>

Origin of METAMORPHOSE

probably from Middle French metamorphoser, from metamorphose metamorphosis, from Latin metamorphosis
First Known Use: 1576

Rhymes with METAMORPHOSE

meta·mor·phose

intransitive verb \-ˌfōz, -ˌfōs\   (Medical Dictionary)
meta·mor·phosedmeta·mor·phos·ing

Medical Definition of METAMORPHOSE

: to undergo metamorphosis

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