verb trans·mog·ri·fy \tran(t)s-ˈmä-grə-ˌfī, tranz-\

Definition of TRANSMOGRIFY

transitive verb
:  to change or alter greatly and often with grotesque or humorous effect
intransitive verb
:  to become transmogrified
trans·mog·ri·fi·ca·tion \(ˌ)tran(t)s-ˌmä-grə-fə-ˈkā-shən, (ˌ)tranz-\ noun


origin unknown
First Known Use: 1656

Synonym Discussion of TRANSMOGRIFY

transform, metamorphose, transmute, convert, transmogrify, transfigure mean to change a thing into a different thing. transform implies a major change in form, nature, or function <transformed a small company into a corporate giant>. metamorphose suggests an abrupt or startling change induced by or as if by magic or a supernatural power <awkward girls metamorphosed into graceful ballerinas>. transmute implies transforming into a higher element or thing <attempted to transmute lead into gold>. convert implies a change fitting something for a new or different use or function <converted the study into a nursery>. transmogrify suggests a strange or preposterous metamorphosis <a story in which a frog is transmogrified into a prince>. transfigure implies a change that exalts or glorifies <joy transfigured her face>.


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