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transmutation

trans·mu·ta·tion

transmutation

pronunciation:
traenz myu teI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of transmuting or the state of being transmuted; transformation.
similar words:
metamorphosis, transformation
definition 2: change into another substance, form, or condition, esp. change of one type of atom to another as a result of a nuclear reaction.
definition 3: in alchemy, the conversion of base metals into gold or silver.
derivation: transmutational (adj.)