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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 trans·mute /træn(t)sˈmjut, trænz-/
 (vt.)使變形,使變質(vi.)變形,變質

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trans·mute v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transmuted; p. pr. & vb. n. Transmuting.]  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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 transmute
      v 1: alter the nature of (elements)
      2: change in outward structure or looks; "He transformed into a
         monster"; "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"
         [syn: transform, metamorphose]
      3: change or alter in form, appearance, or nature; "This
         experience transformed her completely"; "She transformed
         the clay into a beautiful sculpture"; "transubstantiate
         one element into another" [syn: transform, transubstantiate]