transmutation

Part of speech: noun

The act of transmuting; a changed state.

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Usage examples "transmutation":

  1. In this way then, it appears to me, the Personal in us acts upon the Impersonal in us; and if we assume, as I think we may, that this action takes place by means of etheric waves, we have, on general scientific principles, a clue to what we read in the Bible about the transmutation of the body. - "The Law and the Word", Thomas Troward.
  2. The transmutation of Mars is an easy and merely mechanical process, but that of gold is philosophical in the highest degree. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  3. But surely, Davie, you, who have been to the colleges, and have read much from learned books, are not such a fool as to be deluded by that ancient fallacy, the transmutation of any other metals into gold? - "A Prince of Good Fellows", Robert Barr.