[v] change in outward structure or looks; "He transformed into a monster"; "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"
[v] physics: increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)
[v] biology: change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species
[v] physics: convert (one form of energy) to another; "transform energy to light"
[v] change or alter in form, appearance, or nature; "This experience transformed her completely"; "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture"; "transubstantiate one element into another"
[v] change from one form or medium into another; "Braque translated collage into oil"
[v] subject to a mathematical transformation