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intr. & tr.v. mu·tat·ed, mu·tat·ing, mu·tates
To undergo or cause to undergo mutation.
mu′ta′tive (-tā′tĭv, -tə-tĭv) adj.
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(Genetics) to undergo or cause to undergo mutation
[C19: from Latin mūtātus changed, from mūtāre to change]
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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.
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Past participle: mutated
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|Verb||1.||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
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verb change, convert, transform, evolve, metamorphose, transmute, transfigure Overnight, the gossip begins to mutate into headlines.
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vi → sich verändern; (Biol) → mutieren (to zu); (Ling) → sich verwandeln (→ to in +acc); to mutate into something (fig) → sich in etw (acc) → verwandeln
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