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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.modified - changed in form or charactermodified - changed in form or character; "their modified stand made the issue more acceptable"; "the performance of the modified aircraft was much improved"
qualified - limited or restricted; not absolute; "gave only qualified approval"
varied - characterized by variety; "immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions"; "his work is interesting and varied"
unmodified - not changed in form or character
2.modified - mediocre
qualified - limited or restricted; not absolute; "gave only qualified approval"


Not total, unlimited, or wholehearted:
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Nevertheless, such a conclusion, even if well founded, would be unsatisfactory, until it could be shown how the innumerable species inhabiting this world have been modified, so as to acquire that perfection of structure and coadaptation which most justly excites our admiration.
From the strong principle of inheritance, any selected variety will tend to propagate its new and modified form.
All her arrangements had to be modified because they could not be carried out, and they were modified by Korney, Alexey Alexandrovitch's valet, who, though no one was aware of the fact, now managed Karenin's household, and quietly and discreetly reported to his master while he was dressing all it was necessary for him to know.
been but slightly modified, was that of the tail of a subdued dog, and
This sense of relief was somewhat modified by the discovery that Dr.
But with Ahab the question assumed a modified aspect.
Critical for editing challenging cell Types such as primary and stem cells, modified guide RNAs provide protection against intracellular immune responses present in primary cells, such as stem cells.
In addition, the use of modified synthetic sgRNA also safeguards against the accidental incorporation of DNA into edited stem cells, which can occur as a result of using plasmid or IVT guides.
Ali Karami, a specialist in medical biotechnology and genetic engineering, believes an "import mafia" is behind the distribution of genetically modified products.
The starch of the cationic modified starch was reacted with the cross-linking agent at a concentration of from about 100 ppm to about 4000 ppm of cross-linking agent by weight of the starch and wherein the cationic modified starch contains water-insoluble carbohydrate between about 1% and 85% of water-insoluble carbohydrate.
Researchers, from Australia's University of Queensland School of Psychology, looked at whether exposure to images of modified vulvas influenced women's perceptions of what is considered normal and desirable by society.

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