Origin uncertain, but possibly from transmigure or transmigrate. It is also possible that this word is a formation derived from maugre, hence it originally signified the "evil eye", but under the influence of the former etymologies shifted its meaning to its sense of "transformation". Another possibility is a humorous blending of transfigure and modify.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /trænzˈmɒɡrɪfaɪ/
- (US) IPA(key): /trænzˈmɑːɡrɪfaɪ/
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