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transfigure

Line breaks: trans|fig¦ure
Pronunciation: /transˈfɪɡə
 
, trɑːns-, -nz-/

Definition of transfigure in English:

verb

[with object]
Transform into something more beautiful or elevated: the world is made luminous and is transfigured
More example sentences
  • Meanwhile, a residential construction and remodeling boom promises to transfigure the look of the place still further.
  • Technology or mechanistic craft adjusts to the functions of everyday life; art elevates and transfigures the everyday into a transcendent state.
  • William Blake produced a series of visionary paintings about mankind transfigured by revolution and a series of graphic illustrations to highlight the plight of black slaves tortured in Surinam.
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French transfigurer or Latin transfigurare, from trans- 'across' + figura 'figure'.

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