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transmute something (from something) (to something)

 and transmute something (from something) (into something)
to change something from one thing into another. Do you believe that it is possible to transmute gold into lead? No, you cannot transmute one metal into another.
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Nearly two millennia later, the medieval philosophers, busy transmuting lead into gold and discovering the elixir of life, sought to translate this expression into Latin.
The term alchemy is also commonly used to refer to any seemingly magical power or process of transmuting.
Because the laws of X do not make specific provision for the coexistence of a common law estate and a community property interest, taking title in a common law estate raises the presumption that the spouses intended to terminate the community interest, effectively transmuting the property's character from community to separate.
Only three justices were willing to stomach the transmuting of these federal laws, which were designed to mandate and limit Congress' conduct, into a limitation on state courts.
Shakespeare, on the other hand, who might have begun his career with the Queen's Men, went about appropriating and transmuting the plays of the company: four of their nine extant plays were turned into six of Shakespeare's plays.
Somehow, the Internet claimed the column for its own, transmuting it into an alleged speech by novelist Kurt Vonnegut to graduates at MIT.
Sometime around the turn of the decade, everyone agreed to equate democracy with having many choices at the checkout counter, and the "market solution" became a form of magic incantation, capable of transmuting pollution into gold and wastelands into wetlands.
Bowman and his group recently filed a patent on a similar accelerator-based technique, which would be used not only for generating power but also for transmuting radioactive waste into elements safer to handle.
Nuclear Solutions is engaged in development of a photonuclear-based system for transmuting radioactive waste into stable isotopes while, at the same time, generating electricity in a safe and environmentally benign manner.