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[myoo-teyt] /ˈmyu teɪt/

verb (used with object), mutated, mutating.
to change; alter.
Phonetics. to change by umlaut.
verb (used without object), mutated, mutating.
to change; undergo .
to undergo or cause to undergo mutation

“to change state or condition,” 1818, back-formation from mutation. In genetic sense, 1913, from Latin mutatus, past participle of mutare “to change” (see mutable). Related: Mutated; mutating.


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