American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To undergo or cause to undergo mutation.
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.
- v. undergo mutation
- Latin mutare ("to change") (Wiktionary)
- Latin mūtāre, mūtāt-, to change; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Well, not so much die as in mutate into some horrible legislation monster.”
““How Conficker will mutate is anyone's guess, say Ptylovany.”
“Unless I allow the reproduction mechanism to mutate, which is a bit more work than I want to do right now…”
“We have been talking about vaccines for some time, stockpiling them and also developing new vaccines, should this virus mutate, which is the big if that everyone's been talking about, also possibly mandatory evacuations -- this certainly was alarming to some people -- and even deploying the National Guard.”
“Kirk watched his friend's expression mutate from puzzlement to annoyance to amazement.”
“Column four is the expected number of trials that don't mutate, which is also the number of trials minus the expected number of mutations.”
“Did you accomplish what you set out to do, or did your story and the idea mutate as you wrote?”
“Thus, the migraines may "mutate," for example, into fatigue, arthritis or colitis.”
“These ideas have been around forever, but they kind of mutate over the years.”
“I remember the fun we had in 9th grade biology by deciding that the word "mutate" would refer a particular rude bodily function.”
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