Definition of transmogrify in English:

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Pronunciation: /transˈmäɡrəˌfī/

verb (transmogrifies, transmogrifying, transmogrified)

[with object] chiefly humorous
Transform, especially in a surprising or magical manner: the cucumbers that were ultimately transmogrified into pickles
More example sentences
  • Yet how this common set of tropes unfolds is hardly familiar, totally transmogrifying a well-worn stone of a concept into a profoundly deep theatrical gem.
  • It, however, proves the pertinent fact that, if you have the financial power, you can transmogrify a nation of persecuted people into villains and a bunch of terrorists into heroes.
  • Like infesting alien pods, American culture threatens to transmogrify the planet, as the speaker put it, into one big New Jersey.



Pronunciation: /tranzˌmäɡrəfəˈkāSHən/ /tran(t)sˌmäɡrəfəˈkāSHən/
Example sentences
  • She's about 15, and she's going through that evil transmogrification that all teenage girls go through, where they grow scales and can breathe fire.
  • This transmogrification is mainly government-induced.
  • They are a reaction to oppression - or at least a transmogrification of the angry white male into the docile white wimp.


Mid 17th century: of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: trans·mog·ri·fy

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