- to change; alter.
- Phonetics. to change by umlaut.
- to change; undergo mutation.
Origin of mutate
1810–20; < Latin mūtātus, past participle of mūtare to change; see -ate1
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Examples from the Web for mutate
He said, "Then, any survivors on earth will have to mutate into something other than mankind?"Deepfreeze
Robert Donald Locke
- to undergo or cause to undergo mutation
C19: from Latin mūtātus changed, from mūtāre to change
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Word Origin and History for mutate
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