re·​trans·​form (ˌ)rē-tran(t)s-ˈfȯrm How to pronounce retransform (audio)
retransformed; retransforming

transitive verb

: 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 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

Word History

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of retransform was in 1594

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Cite this Entry

“Retransform.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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