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Noun: transmutation  ,tranz-myoo'tey-shun
  1. An act that changes the form, character or substance of something
    - transubstantiation
  2. A qualitative change
    - transformation, shift
  3. (physics) the change of one chemical element into another (as by nuclear decay or radioactive bombardment)
    "the transmutation of base metals into gold proved to be impossible"

Derived forms: transmutations

Type of: alteration, change, conversion, modification

Encyclopedia: Transmutation