verb (used with object), mu·tat·ed, mu·tat·ing.
verb (used without object), mu·tat·ed, mu·tat·ing.
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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
Example sentences from the Web for mutate
However, it’s important to understand that viruses mutate constantly.
The infections appear to be caused by a mutated version of the virus that’s made the jump to humans from the diminutive, furry mink.Denmark is culling millions of furry minks to extinguish a worrying COVID-19 outbreak|kdunn6|November 5, 2020|Fortune
As they mutated across borders, the protests triggered activism and debates on police violence, racial profiling, the detention of asylum seekers and the removal of monuments.As The World Watches US Election, The Appeal Of America Is Diminished|LGBTQ-Editor|November 2, 2020|No Straight News
While the first and second targets were unique to the new virus spreading in China, the third would identify a broader family of coronaviruses, useful if the virus circulating in China mutated as it infected Americans.
Sure, its effectiveness varies wildly from year to year given that the flu virus mutates.
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|David Levesley|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Sarah Weinman|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These are single genes that, when mutated, greatly increase your risk for developing a specific disease.
The Internet basically exploded and then caved in on itself and then mutated into an alien cyborg in response.
Police now acknowledge that the red-light district has mutated into a global hub for human trafficking and money laundering.
Yet this was no mutated cell or virus from Earth; it was a new disease, completely different from all others.Badge of Infamy|Lester del Rey
It is not until much later times that the h in the mutated forms of the tenues, or the use of the dot, was extended to the mediae.
More, it was free from fear for the first time since the mutated seeds had blown over the saltband.Greener Than You Think|Ward Moore
Most monosyllables have umlaut in the comparative and superlative either exclusively or have mutated beside unmutated forms.
Those having a mutated vowel in the present have the corresponding unmutated vowel in the preterite.