Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To undergo or cause to undergo mutation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To undergo mutation.
  • v. To cause mutation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To change. Specifically
  • In phonetics, to change (a vowel-sound) by the influence of a vowel in the following syllable. See mutation, 3.
  • To change; interchange.
  • Changed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. undergo mutation

Etymologies

Latin mūtāre, mūtāt-, to change; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin mutare ("to change") (Wiktionary)

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