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metamorphosis (noun) change of form or appearance.

A metamorphosis is a complete change of form of a creature, person, or thing. A caterpillar's metamorphosis is its change into a beautiful butterfly. If a clumsy young boy grows into a fine and polished young man, there is a metamorphosis in him. The metamorphosis of Japan from a war-ravaged country into an industrial power is its change from the former state to the latter.

  • Ancient Greek mythology is full of examples of gods, humans, and animals undergoing metamorphosis. The gods had the power to change themselves, the people, or the animals into different forms.
  • Her metamorphosis from an awkward school girl into a charming young woman was really amazing. Nobody ever thought that she could change so much in a short period.
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