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Word of the day: Transmogrify

Transmogrify

[trans-MAH-ɡrə-fai]

Part of speech: verb

Origin: Unknown, mid-17th century

Transform in a surprising or magical manner.

Examples of transmogrify in a sentence

"The fairy godmother transmogrified Cinderella from peasant to princess."

"Cecilia wished for the fairies to transmogrify her car into a Ferrari."

About Transmogrify

While researchers place the origins of this word somewhere in the mid-17th century, how "transmogrify" evolved is a bit of a mystery. It likely developed from the Latin verb "transformare" ("to change form"), the same root found in the word "transform."

Did you Know?

Change is an inevitable part of our lives. Even if things seem like they have been transmogrified, or changed as if by magic, chances are they will settle down soon. During times of upheaval, experts suggest holding onto some familiar routines to help maintain a sense of safety.

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