Simple Definition of transmute
: to completely change the form, appearance, or nature of (someone or something)
Examples of transmute in a sentence
The stories of their lives were transmuted into works of fiction.
The former criminal had transmuted into a national hero.
Origin and Etymology of transmute
Middle English, from Latin transmutare, from trans- + mutare to change — more at mutable
First Known Use: 15th century
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Legal Definition of transmute
: to convert or transform the type of ownership of (property) by transmutation <did not transmute the properties themselves into marital assets — In re Siddens, 588 N.E.2d 321 (1992)>
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