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[ US /ˌmɛtəˈmɔɹfoʊz/ ]
[ UK /mˌɛtəmˈɔːfə‍ʊz/ ]
  1. change in outward structure or looks
    He transformed into a monster
    The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle
  2. change completely the nature or appearance of
    The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman
    Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection
    In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug
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How To Use metamorphose In A Sentence

  • But Gallagher, a noted poet, was delighted with the way Altman "metamorphosed" the stories. The Player Returns
  • Book “on the plan recommended by Mr. Locke,” was published in 1839, which had been already preceded by “a selection from the Metamorphoses of Ovid, adapted to the Hamiltonian system, by a literal and interlineal translation,” published by James Hamilton, the author of the Hamiltonian system. The Metamorphoses of Ovid Literally Translated into English Prose, with Copious Notes and Explanations
  • The rocks are argillaceous, sericitic and chloritic, metamorphosed slates and schists, sedimentary pre Jura-trias slates, and ancient devitrified volcanic rocks. North Carolina and its Resources.
  • A larva metamorphoses into a small polyp termed the scyphistoma.
  • The awkward boy I knew had metamorphosed into a tall, confident man.
  • However ‘temporary’ these sanctions are supposed to be, the history of such measures is that they tend to metamorphose into something far more long-lasting.
  • Parallel ranges and valleys on folded, faulted and metamorphosed strata; rounded crests of subequal height. Central California Coast (Bailey)
  • It and many other old zircons come from metamorphosed sediments deposited in river deltas some 3 billion years ago in what is now southwestern Australia.
  • The tadpoles metamorphose and emerge onto land.
  • In the metamorphosed Thunderhead Sandstone it was found that at the staurolite isograd, the boundary between the garnet and staurolite zones, the mineral chlorite disappears from the rocks and muscovite decreases sharply, whereas staurolite appears and biotite becomes more abundant. Ken Miller in Cleveland: WEBCAST ARCHIVE URLS - The Panda's Thumb
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