Simple Definition of transmute
: to completely change the form, appearance, or nature of (someone or something)
Examples of transmute
The stories of their lives were transmuted into works of fiction.
The former criminal had transmuted into a national hero.
Origin of transmute
Middle English, from Latin transmutare, from trans- + mutare to change — more at mutable
First Known Use: 15th century
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