transmutation

Definitions of transmutation
  1. noun
    an act that changes the form or character or substance of something
    synonyms: transubstantiation
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    conversion
    the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another
  2. noun
    (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”
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    alteration, change, modification
    an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
  3. noun
    a qualitative change
    synonyms: shift, transformation
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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
    renaissance, 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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