trans·mog·ri·fy (trăns-mŏgrə-fī′, trănz-)
v. trans·mog·ri·fied, trans·mog·ri·fy·ing, trans·mog·ri·fies
To change thoroughly, as into a different shape or form. See Synonyms at convert.
To be thoroughly changed: “He couldn't figure out why his simple desires for competence and order so often seemed to transmogrify into anger” (Chris Bohjalian).
trans·mog′ri·fi·cation (-fĭ-kāshən) n.
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