- 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 mutated
The marauding, man-eating Titans are mutated, androgynous beasts that have no need to feed but love to kill.This Author Kills More Darlings Than George R.R. Martin
September 24, 2014
Instead, at this pace Smith brings the reader right around to the conflicts of Soviet old, but mutated thanks to added plutocracy.Into Russia’s Dark Soul: The Serial Pleasures of Martin Cruz Smith
November 13, 2013
These are single genes that, when mutated, greatly increase your risk for developing a specific disease.The Supremes Get It Right, Naturally.
June 14, 2013
The Internet basically exploded and then caved in on itself and then mutated into an alien cyborg in response.Daft Punk Mystery Solved!*
June 6, 2013
Police now acknowledge that the red-light district has mutated into a global hub for human trafficking and money laundering.Legal Prostitution is a Terrible Idea
February 19, 2013
At any rate there was a virus—and he mutated it rather than the bacteria.Pandemic
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You have recognized that we are not mutated members of your race.Missing Link
Frank Patrick Herbert
Yet it was possible that they had mutated beyond genetic compatibility.The Lani People
J. F. Bone
Either accident or a mutated gene had warped his spine, hunching him forward in eternally bent supplication.Planet of the Damned
Bacteria was piped in, first the known germ diseases, then mutated species.Diplomatic Immunity
- 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 mutated
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