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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An act that changes the form or character or substance of something; A qualitative change; (physics) the change of one chemical element into another (as by nuclear decay or radioactive bombardment).

Usage examples (32)
  • The transmutation of base metals into gold proved to be impossible
  • But the time was not yet ripe for the idea of transmutation of species to burst its bonds.
  • But they were also fascinated with the idea of transmutation and believed in a sort of infinite mutability of matter.
  • He never quite relinquished the idea of transmutation of metals, and at times astrology was quite as interesting to him as astronomy. for more
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