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Definition of mutate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    mutate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈmyuteɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mutate
     
    he / she / it mutates
     
    past simple mutated
     
    -ing form mutating
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to develop or make something develop a new form or structure, because of a genetic change mutate (into something) the ability of the virus to mutate into new forms mutate something mutated genes
  2. 2[intransitive] mutate (into something) to change into a new form Rhythm and blues mutated into rock and roll. see also mutation
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