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transfigure

[trans-fig-yer or, esp. British, -fig-er] /trænsˈfɪg yər or, esp. British, -ˈfɪg ər/
verb (used with object), transfigured, transfiguring.
1.
to change in outward form or appearance; transform.
2.
to change so as to glorify or exalt.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English transfiguren < Latin trānsfigūrāre to change in shape. See trans-, figure
Related forms
transfigurement, noun
untransfigured, adjective
Synonyms
1. transmute, renew.
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British Dictionary definitions for trans figure

transfigure

/trænsˈfɪɡə/
verb (usually transitive)
1.
to change or cause to change in appearance
2.
to become or cause to become more exalted
Derived Forms
transfigurement, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Latin transfigūrāre, from trans- + figūra appearance
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Word Origin and History for trans figure

transfigure

v.

c.1300, from Old French transfigurer (12c.), from Latin transfigurare "change the shape of," from trans- "across" (see trans-) + figurare "to form, fashion," from figura "to form, shape," from figura "a shape, form, figure" (see figure (n.)). Related: Transfigured; transfiguring.

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