"metamorphoses" in the noun sense
1. metamorphosis, metabolism
the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
2. transfiguration, metamorphosis
a striking change in appearance or character or circumstances
"the metamorphosis of the old house into something new and exciting"
a complete change of physical form or substance especially as by magic or witchcraft
"metamorphoses" in the verb sense
1. metamorphose, transfigure, transmogrify
change completely the nature or appearance of
"In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug"
"The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman"
"Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection"
2. transform, transmute, metamorphose
change in outward structure or looks
"He transformed into a monster"
"The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"
Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)
Princeton University "About WordNet®."
WordNet®. Princeton University. 2010.
View WordNet® License