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Meaning of METAMORPHOSE

Pronunciation:  `metu'morfowz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  change in outward structure or looks; "He transformed into a monster"; "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"
  2. [v]  change completely the nature or appearance of; "In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug"; "The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman"; "Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection"
 

METAMORPHOSE is a 12 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: transfigure, transform, transmogrify, transmute
 
 See Also: aurify, become, change, change by reversal, reverse, turn

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Met`a*mor"phose\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Metamorphosed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Metamorphosing}.] [Cf. F.
    m['e]tamorphoser.]
    To change into a different form; to transform; to transmute.
    
          And earth was metamorphosed into man.    --Dryden.
    
    
  2. \Met`a*mor"phose\, n. [Cf. F. m['e]tamorphose. See
    {Metamorphosis}.]
    Same as {Metamorphosis}.
    
    
 

 

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