transmute :

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  • v  change in outward structure or looks
  • v  change or alter in form, appearance, or nature
  • v  alter the nature of (elements)

  • Barthelme used this single effect to transmute himself with rapidity into a brilliant bore, and it would be a shame if Goldberg repeated that wasteful performance.
  • Modern atomic science can actually transmute metals plutonium is a transmuted metal, and gold could be made from other elements if it were worth the expense and effort.
  • And for him, there is neither world enough nor time to transmute all that he sees, breathes and dreams.
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  • Letters to the editor, April 15, 2014
    In reference to the article about Gov. Susana Martinez trying to conceal illegal acts behind the constitution (“Martinez: Enforcing public records law unconstitutional,” March 28): It is truly laughable that Martinez tries to transmute a request for public information under the state law into a constitutional issue.
    April 15, 2014 - Santa Fe New Mexican

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