Transmogrify
Transmogrify Trans*mog"ri*fy, v. t. [A humorous coinage.] To change into a different shape; to transform. [Colloq.] --Fielding. [1913 Webster]

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  • transmogrify — index alter, change, convert (change use), transform Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • transmogrify — to change completely, 1650s, apparently a perversion of transmigure, from transmigrate, perhaps influenced by MODIFY (Cf. modify) …   Etymology dictionary

  • transmogrify — *transform, metamorphose, transmute, convert, transfigure …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • transmogrify — ► VERB (transmogrifies, transmogrified) chiefly humorous ▪ transform in a surprising or magical manner. DERIVATIVES transmogrification noun. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • transmogrify — [trans mäg′rə fī΄, tranzmäg′rə fī΄] vt. transmogrified, transmogrifying [pseudo L formation] to change completely; transform, esp. in a grotesque or strange manner transmogrification n …   English World dictionary

  • transmogrify — UK [trænzˈmɒɡrɪfaɪ] / US [trænzˈmɑɡrəˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms transmogrify : present tense I/you/we/they transmogrify he/she/it transmogrifies present participle transmogrifying past tense transmogrified past participle transmogrified… …   English dictionary

  • transmogrify — verb ( fied; fying) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1656 transitive verb to change or alter greatly and often with grotesque or humorous effect intransitive verb to become transmogrified Synonyms: see transform • transmogrification noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • transmogrify — transmogrification, n. /trans mog reuh fuy , tranz /, v.t., transmogrified, transmogrifying. to change in appearance or form, esp. strangely or grotesquely; transform. [1650 60; earlier also transmigrify, transmography; appar. a pseudo Latinism… …   Universalium

  • transmogrify — verb /trænzˈmɒɡrɪfaɪ,trænzˈmɑːɡrɪfaɪ/ a) To completely alter the form of. b) To completely alter ones form …   Wiktionary

  • transmogrify — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. change, metamorphose, mutate, transmute. see transform II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To change into a different form, substance, or state: convert, metamorphose, mutate, transfigure, transform, translate,… …   English dictionary for students

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