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Verb: metamorphose  ,me-tu'mor,fows [N. Amer], ,me-tu'mor,fowz [Brit]
  1. Change completely the nature or appearance of
    "In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug";
    - transfigure, transmogrify
  2. Change in outward structure or looks
    "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle";
    - transform, transmute

Derived forms: metamorphosed, metamorphoses, metamorphosing

Type of: change, change by reversal, reverse, turn

Encyclopedia: Metamorphose