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Friday, September 19, 2003

Definitions for transmogrify

  1. To change into a different shape or to transform, often with bizarre or humorous effect.

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Citations for transmogrify
A washing machine transmogrified into a guitar. Adrian Searle, The Guardian
For the impulsive sin of turning to look back at the funereal pyre of Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot's wife is transmogrified into a pillar of salt as she flees the inferno. Elizabeth Wurtzel, Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women
Origin of transmogrify
1650-1660
Transmogrify is perhaps a humorous blend of transmigrate (for the form) and transmute (for the sense).