adapt·​ed | \ ə-ˈdap-təd How to pronounce adapted (audio) , a- \

Definition of adapted

: suited by nature, character, or design to a particular use, purpose, or situation used with to or for soil well adapted to the growing of wheat"The teeth are sharp and adapted for gripping onto slippery prey … "— Debi Willoughby

Other Words from adapted

adaptedness noun
He proposes that natural selection is the process of differential reproduction resulting from differential adaptedness to a common selective environment. Biological Sciences

Examples of adapted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not writer-director Siân Heder, who won the Oscar for adapted screenplay. Glenn Whippentertainment Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2022 But others, especially cold-adapted lichens that are already living near their climate limit, are likely to succumb to increasing heat and aridity. Jack Tamisiea, Scientific American, 15 Feb. 2022 The annual screenwriting awards, to be held virtually March 20, honor the best screenplays of the year in three categories: original, adapted and documentary. Jen Yamato, Los Angeles Times, 27 Jan. 2022 Director and adapter Maggie Gyllenhaal was nominated for adapted screenplay. Michael Phillips,, 8 Feb. 2022 The Big Short, each landed directing and writing nominations, with the former also securing a best picture nom and the latter an adapted screenplay win. Hilton Dresden, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Feb. 2022 The adapted paddle, fabricated by biotechnology company ONWARD Medical, is longer and wider than transitional leads, in order to reach those key nerve targets. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 8 Feb. 2022 The Writers Guild of America on Thursday announced the nominees in its film categories, including best original, adapted and documentary screenplays. Tyler Coates, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Jan. 2022 The adapted screenplay is written by Kore-eda, Sunada Mami, Tsuno Megumi, Okuyama Hiroshi and Sato Takuma. Patrick Frater, Variety, 6 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of adapted

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adapted

from past participle of adapt

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“Adapted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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