transmutation

Definitions of transmutation
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n an act that changes the form or character or substance of something

Synonyms:
transubstantiation
Type of:
conversion
the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another

n (physics) the change of one chemical element into another (as by nuclear decay or radioactive bombardment)

“the transmutation of base metals into gold proved to be impossible”
Type of:
alteration, change, modification
an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

n a qualitative change

Synonyms:
shift, transformation
Types:
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advance, betterment, improvement
a change for the better; progress in development
population shift
a change in the relative numbers of the different groups of individuals making up a population
pyrolysis
transformation of a substance produced by the action of heat
sea change
a profound transformation
sublimation
(chemistry) a change directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid
tin disease, tin pest, tin plague
the transformation of ordinary white tin into powdery grey tin at very cold temperatures
changeover, conversion, transition
an event that results in a transformation
degeneration, retrogression
passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form
strengthening
becoming stronger
weakening
becoming weaker
resurgence, revitalisation, revitalization, revival, revivification
bringing again into activity and prominence
debilitation, enervation, enfeeblement, exhaustion
serious weakening and loss of energy
elaboration, refinement
the result of improving something
accommodation, adjustment, fitting
making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
glycogenesis
the conversion of glucose to glycogen when the glucose in the blood exceeds the demand
isomerisation, isomerization
the conversion of a compound into an isomer of itself
rectification
the conversion of alternating current to direct current
conservation, preservation
an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change
recovery
return to an original state
atrophy, withering
any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
attenuation, fading
weakening in force or intensity
downfall, fall
a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
abiotrophy
a loss of vitality and a degeneration of cells and tissues not due to any apparent injury
cataplasia
(biology) degenerative reversion of cells or tissue to a less differentiated or more primitive form
loosening, relaxation, slackening
an occurrence of control or strength weakening
Type of:
alteration, change, modification
an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

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