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transmutation

 [trans″mu-ta´shun]
1. evolutionary change of one species into another.
2. the change of one chemical element into another.

trans·mu·ta·tion

(trans'myū-tā'shŭn),
A change; transformation.
Synonym(s): conversion (1)
[L. transmuto, pp. -atus, to change, transmute]

transmutation

/trans·mu·ta·tion/ (trans″mu-ta´shun)
1. evolutionary change of one species into another.
2. the change of one chemical element into another.

transmutation

[-m(y)o̅o̅tā′shən]
Etymology: L, transmutare, to change
1 a mutation that causes a significant species change during evolution.
2 the conversion of one chemical element into another by radioactive bombardment.

trans·mu·ta·tion

(trans'myū-tā'shŭn)
A change; transformation.
Synonym(s): conversion (1) .
[L. transmuto, pp. -atus, to change, transmute]

transmutation (tranzˈ·myu·tāˑ·shn),

n 1., a mutation that results in a significant change in a species during evolution.
2., the process of converting a chemical element into another, by nuclear decay or radioactive bombardment.

transmutation

1. evolutionary change of one species into another.
2. the change of one chemical element into another.
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And smile again, for you're articulating an alchemical calque, that quintessence of loan--which transmutes material as heavy as lead and as light as the wind into the golden immaterial elixir of living language.
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In this way, fascination and preoccupation with and service to one's self transmutes into a vicarious identification with the aloneness of others and their needs.
The Eneida (1798) transmutes the gods into Ukrainian landowners and Aeneas and the Trojans into dispossessed Cossacks of the period after the suppression of the Zaporozhian Sich (Cossack territory) in 1775.
In other words, he seems concerned with tracing the process by which "pure" form transmutes itself into symbol.
In the attenuated heartbeats that fall between the moment of commitment and the moment of execution, the pooling fear distills, climaxes and transmutes.
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I'm always surprised by how it transmutes into other works.
This technical bravura seems to come from an obsessive urgency that transmutes the pictorial gesture into a kind of ritual- an action that, repeated to the point of perfectionist mania, permits transgressive desires to be expressed safely.