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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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Es como si el quimico dijese que para la quimica, ciencia primera y suprema, el atomo es indivisible e indestructible (hipotesis); y el fisico dijese que para la modesta fisica el atomo es divisible y transmutable (tesis).
As impressive as such transformations might be, they constitute only a part of rhyming palindromic verse's repertoire of quick-change artistry; as will next be seen, verses such as the above are not only permutable, they are also transmutable.
As Kushigian writes, "Cobra's constitution is always complex, because it is transmutable, from reptile to person, from singular to plural, back again" ("Gender" 54).
While often not regarded as pests, birds can infect humans with up to 40 viruses and 60 transmutable diseases, including salmonellosis, a form of food poisoning, and encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain.
He has perceived that, in some mysterious, transmutable way, "no deep impression dies" and that he bears "that mark" of desire and violation so deeply in his being that it has shaped his own "offspring's guise"--her eyes.
If both traditional and technological mediums are able to attain effective instruction, then they could be transmutable.
To date, however, little is known of the means by which members of virtual organizations communicate their shared values and visions, and the idea of a transmutable organizational identity (Gioia et al.
In light of their distinct social meanings, findings of civil and criminal liability are not transmutable for purposes of moral condemnation.
However, the subversive power of his novel to call accepted social and ethical standards into question continues to render the text as adaptable to and transmutable within diverse temporal and cultural contexts.
Dean's fidelity to 16-mm film and its bulky, outmoded apparatus, as digital technology quickly renders them obsolete, defines her art and her outlook; the materiality of the medium seems a bulwark against a fast-advancing future where imagery is insubstantial, endlessly transmutable, there but not there.