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Saturday, November 24 2001

The dict-ified word of the day is transmute

| source : web1913 | Transmute \Trans*mute"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Transmuted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Transmuting}.] [L. transmutare, transmutatum; trans across + mutare to change. See {Mutable}, and cf. {Transmew}.] To change from one nature, form, or substance, into another; to transform. The caresses of parents and the blandishments of friends transmute us into idols. --Buckminster. Transmuting sorrow into golden joy Free from alloy. --H. Smith. | source : wn | transmute v 1: change in outward structure or looks; "He transformed into a monster" [syn: {transform}] 2: change or alter in form, appearance, or nature; "This experience transformed her completely"; "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture" [syn: {transform}] 3: alter in nature; of chemical elements in alchemy

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