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met·a·mor·phose  audio  (mt-môrfz, -fs) KEY 

VERB:
met·a·mor·phosed, met·a·mor·phos·ing, met·a·mor·phos·es
VERB:
tr.
  1. To change into a wholly different form or appearance; transform: "His eyes turned bloodshot, and he was metamorphosed into a raging fiend" (Jack London).
  2. To subject to metamorphosis or metamorphism.
VERB:
intr.
To be changed or transformed by or as if by metamorphosis or metamorphism. See Synonyms at convert.

ETYMOLOGY:
French métamorphoser, from Old French, from metamorphose, metamorphosis, from Latin metamorphsis ; see metamorphosis


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