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v. mod·i·fied, mod·i·fy·ing, mod·i·fies
1. To change in form or character; alter.
2. To make less extreme, severe, or strong: refused to modify her stand on the issue.
3. Grammar To qualify or limit the meaning of. For example, summer modifies day in the phrase a summer day.
4. Linguistics To change (a vowel) by umlaut.
To be or become modified; change.

[Middle English modifien, from Old French modifier, from Latin modificāre, to measure, limit : modus, measure; see med- in Indo-European roots + -ficāre, -fy.]

mod′i·fi′a·bil′i·ty n.
mod′i·fi′a·ble adj.
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Adj.1.modifiable - capable of being modified in form or character or strength (especially by making less extreme)modifiable - capable of being modified in form or character or strength (especially by making less extreme); "the rhythm of physiological time is not modifiable except by interference with certain fundamental processes" - Alexis Carrel
unmodifiable - incapable of being modified in form or character or strength (especially by making less extreme); "these variations from custom are illogical, incomprehensible, and unmodifiable"


References in classic literature ?
5) That instincts in their nascent stages are easily modifiable, and capable of being attached to various sorts of objects.
Risk factors for T2D are broadly categorized as modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors.
Risk factors for atopic dermatitis are broadly classified as modifiable and non-modifiable.
There are two kinds of primary NCD risk factors that are root causes of these illnesses: non-modifiable and modifiable, said Pierre Assouad, senior associate with Booz & Company.
A spokesman for the Department for Education, who compiled the report into the Child Death Reviews, said: "The number of Child Death Reviews completed has remained relatively stable oyer the past three years, as has the proportion of deaths where modifiable factors were identi-fied.
Even younger women at the highest risk of breast cancer could reduce their risk over 20 years by more than 3% if they optimally improved all three modifiable risk factors, Elisabetta Petracci, Ph.
In addition, it also covers three other risk factors that are more modifiable (alcohol consumption, leisure physical activity, and body mass index).
They add that "further reductions in mortality in HIV-infected populations may only be possible if these modifiable factors are appropriately addressed.
Emphasis should be placed on identifying modifiable risk factors.
Most risk factors for pre-school overweight are modifiable and allow at-risk groups to be identified, say researchers.
Chapters are presented in two sections on modifiable factors in cancer epidemiology, and epidemiology of organ-specific cancer.
Authors of a report released this week encourage women who survive breast cancer to address all of the modifiable risk factors they have for heart disease, because therapy can damage the heart.