tr.v. trans·fig·ured, trans·fig·ur·ing, trans·fig·ures
1. To change the form or appearance of; transform. See Synonyms at convert.
2. To exalt or glorify.
[Middle English transfiguren, from Old French transfigurer, from Latin trānsfigūrāre : trāns-, trans- + figūra, form; see dheigh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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