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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: transfigurare, from figurare 'to shape'

transfigure

verb
     
trans‧fig‧ure [transitive]
literary to change the way someone or something looks, especially so that they become more beautiful:
Her face was transfigured with joy.
transfiguration noun [uncountable and countable]

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