Shape-shifter meaning

′shāp′shiftər
(folklore) A creature or thing that can change shape at will or that does so under certain conditions.
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(mythology, science fiction, fantasy) A person or other being capable of changing their physical form.
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(fantasy, mythology) A creature capable of changing its appearance or form at will.
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Shape-shifter is a mythological creature that can change shape at will or in certain conditions.

An example of a shape-shifter is Eustace Scrubb in "The Chronicles of Narnia" who transforms into a dragon.

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