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

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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 But voters seemed to hold its theatrical origins against it, omitting it from the adapted screenplay and, more surprisingly, best picture categories. Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times, "2021 Oscar nominations: Snubs and surprises," 15 Mar. 2021 The banality of Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s adapted script suggests satire, yet the film is fairly humorless, despite the musicians’ profane badinage. Armond White, National Review, "The Fiasco of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom," 1 Jan. 2021 An adapted, live story time will be offered at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 18 on Zoom for children 3-7 who may not be successful in a typical story time. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "Rocky River Chamber of Commerce helps light up City Hall campus: West Shore Chatter," 16 Dec. 2020 The adapted list includes Texas red oak, live oak, cedar elm, Mexican white oak, bur oak, Mexican sycamore and chinquapin oak. Calvin Finch,, "Calvin Finch: The flower annuals to plant now in San Antonio to get you through winter," 22 Oct. 2020 Take advantage of the cooler weather by selecting and planting an adapted shade tree to improve your landscape comfort and reduce the air conditioning bill. Calvin Finch,, "Calvin Finch: The flower annuals to plant now in San Antonio to get you through winter," 22 Oct. 2020 Thornton earned an Oscar nomination for best actor and even won for adapted screenplay, only further confirming this slice-of-life’s greatness in our eyes. Ben Flanagan |, al, "Why we love Billy Bob Thornton’s Southern masterpiece ‘Sling Blade’," 4 Aug. 2020 While most Bay Area gardeners can grow these crops, the traditional eastern method is generally not well adapted to our regional gardens. Pam Peirce,, "Bay Area gardeners can look ahead to corn, squash and beans," 23 May 2020 Rockets launch from an adapted 747 named Cosmic Girl with an under-wing harness. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Virgin's Rocket-Launching 747 Is Ready for Takeoff," 16 Apr. 2020

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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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23 Mar 2021

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“Adapted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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