verb (used with object), mu·tat·ed, mu·tat·ing.
verb (used without object), mu·tat·ed, mu·tat·ing.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Origin of mutate
OTHER WORDS FROM mutatemu·ta·tive [myoo-tuh-tiv], /ˈmyu tə tɪv/, adjectivenon·mu·ta·tive, adjectiveun·mu·tat·ed, adjectiveun·mu·ta·tive, adjective
Words nearby mutate
Example sentences from the Web for mutate
Yet even as airports have taken aggressive steps to keep travelers safe, they are battling a virus that continues to mutate in ways that make it more contagious and possibly more deadly, researchers said.Airports have taken steps to reduce coronavirus transmission but risks still remain, study says|Lori Aratani|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
As viruses move from person to person, they mutate at a predictable pace, and over a chain of transmissions, those mutations accumulate.Can Louisiana’s COVID surge trace back to one Mardi Gras reveler?|Philip Kiefer|February 11, 2021|Popular Science
Numbers one and two detected against the SARS-CoV-2 and number three detected any coronavirus, in case it mutated.“We did the worst job in the world”: Lawrence Wright on America’s botched Covid-19 response|Sean Illing|February 9, 2021|Vox
Perhaps there hasn’t been enough time, and the coronavirus moves quickly and is now mutating, so its metaphors may change, too.The virus caused more than a pandemic. It set us all ablaze.|Philip Kennicott|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
Research suggests currently authorized vaccines will work against them, but there is always the frightening possibility that the virus will mutate enough that that’s no longer true.We May Never Eliminate COVID-19. But We Can Learn to Live With It|Jamie Ducharme|February 4, 2021|Time
He said, "Then, any survivors on earth will have to mutate into something other than mankind?"Deepfreeze|Robert Donald Locke