Definitions

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  • v. To change or transpose the elements of; to transubstantiate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To change or transpose the elements of; to transubstantiate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To change or transform the elements of.

Etymologies

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trans- +‎ element

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  • O strike my heart with lightning from above,

    That from one wound both fire and blood may spring;

    Fire to transelement my soul to love,

    And blood as oil to keep the fire burning;

    That fire may draw forth blood, blood extend fire,

    Desire possession, possession desire.

    - William Alabaster, 'Lord, I have left all and myself behind'.

    July 28, 2009

  • Also attested as trans-element, but this has ended up as the standard form.

    October 27, 2007