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mu·tate

 (myo͞o′tāt, myo͞o-tāt′)
intr. & tr.v. mu·tat·ed, mu·tat·ing, mu·tates
To undergo or cause to undergo mutation.

[Latin mūtāre, mūtāt-, to change; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

mu′ta′tive (-tā′tĭv, -tə-tĭv) adj.
mu′ta′tor n.

mutate

(mjuːˈteɪt)
vb
(Genetics) to undergo or cause to undergo mutation
[C19: from Latin mūtātus changed, from mūtāre to change]
mutative adj

mu•tate

(ˈmyu teɪt)

v. -tat•ed, -tat•ing. v.i.
1. to undergo mutation.
v.t.
2. to cause to undergo mutation.
[1810–20; < Latin mūtātus, past participle of mūtare to change; see -ate1]
mu′ta•tive (-tə tɪv) adj.

mutate


Past participle: mutated
Gerund: mutating

Imperative
mutate
mutate
Present
I mutate
you mutate
he/she/it mutates
we mutate
you mutate
they mutate
Preterite
I mutated
you mutated
he/she/it mutated
we mutated
you mutated
they mutated
Present Continuous
I am mutating
you are mutating
he/she/it is mutating
we are mutating
you are mutating
they are mutating
Present Perfect
I have mutated
you have mutated
he/she/it has mutated
we have mutated
you have mutated
they have mutated
Past Continuous
I was mutating
you were mutating
he/she/it was mutating
we were mutating
you were mutating
they were mutating
Past Perfect
I had mutated
you had mutated
he/she/it had mutated
we had mutated
you had mutated
they had mutated
Future
I will mutate
you will mutate
he/she/it will mutate
we will mutate
you will mutate
they will mutate
Future Perfect
I will have mutated
you will have mutated
he/she/it will have mutated
we will have mutated
you will have mutated
they will have mutated
Future Continuous
I will be mutating
you will be mutating
he/she/it will be mutating
we will be mutating
you will be mutating
they will be mutating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mutating
you have been mutating
he/she/it has been mutating
we have been mutating
you have been mutating
they have been mutating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mutating
you will have been mutating
he/she/it will have been mutating
we will have been mutating
you will have been mutating
they will have been mutating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mutating
you had been mutating
he/she/it had been mutating
we had been mutating
you had been mutating
they had been mutating
Conditional
I would mutate
you would mutate
he/she/it would mutate
we would mutate
you would mutate
they would mutate
Past Conditional
I would have mutated
you would have mutated
he/she/it would have mutated
we would have mutated
you would have mutated
they would have mutated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.mutate - undergo mutation; "cells mutate"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
revert - undergo reversion, as in a mutation

mutate

verb change, convert, transform, evolve, metamorphose, transmute, transfigure Overnight, the gossip begins to mutate into headlines.

mutate

verb
1. To make or become different:
2. To change into a different form, substance, or state:
Translations
mutatoidamutatoitua

mutate

[mjuːˈteɪt]
A. VT (Bio) → mutar; (= change) → transformar
B. VI (Bio) → mutarse, sufrir mutación; (= change) → transformarse

mutate

[mjuːˈteɪt] visubir une mutation

mutate

visich verändern; (Biol) → mutieren (to zu); (Ling) → sich verwandeln (→ to in +acc); to mutate into something (fig)sich in etw (acc)verwandeln
vtwandeln; (Biol) → zu einer Mutation führen bei

mutate

[mjuːˈteɪt] visubire una mutazione
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