retransform

verb re·trans·form \ (ˌ)rē-tran(t)s-ˈfȯrm \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of retransform

retransformed; retransforming
: to transform or change (someone or something) back or again
  • The nitrogen gas is retransformed into liquid.
  • … scraps … of premium, mostly wool materials—which are then … mechanically converted to fiber and retransformed into yarn …
  • —Emily Backus
  • "… We've identified about 20 streets that are not useful, that can be taken out and retransformed into green spaces."
  • —Luc Ferrandez
  • After a decade of CrossFit, Chris Powell retransformed himself into a physique competitor.
  • —Andrew Gutman

retransformation

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌtran(t)s-fər-ˈmā-shən, -fȯr-\ noun, plural retransformations
    • … The Met exhibit is the product of another turn-of-the-century Spanish renaissance, and of Barcelona's recent retransformation into an international capital of cool.
    • —Ariella Budick

First Known Use of retransform

1594

in the meaning defined above

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