al·​tered | \ ˈȯl-tərd How to pronounce altered (audio) \

Definition of altered

: made different in some way … she addressed me again, speaking in very altered tones; so altered, that I hardly recognised them as hers.— Wilkie Collins … no great change had taken place inside him, but his exterior was visibly altered.— Booth Tarkington

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This study is the first to find a connection between irrigated farms in the Midwest and an altered climate. Jen Christensen, CNN, "Veggie farmers lower the surface temperature, but they're not a climate cure-all," 2 July 2019 The rider cracked his helmet and had an altered mentation. Nico Savidge, The Mercury News, "Contra Costa County: Man air-lifted from park after crashing bike into ravine," 29 June 2019 The altered sectional alignments, which were approved at the IHSAA executive committee meeting on Friday, were made after a modification to the tournament success factor in late April. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Carmel going south in football and other major takeaways from new IHSAA alignment," 24 June 2019 Burris said, criticizing the police for drawing weapons and shouting orders at a person trapped in an altered state. Rachel Swan,, "Mentally ill Walnut Creek man’s family says cops overreacted in fatal shooting," 14 June 2019 Melanoma cells with these mutations make an altered BRAF protein that helps them grow, and to treat this cancer, some drugs target that protein and others that are related, such as MEK proteins. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Treatment for certain melanoma patients shows promise," 4 June 2019 To pull off a fluctuation like YIHO would require a radical expansion of subjective time under an altered state of consciousness. Josh Wilbur, WIRED, "You Could Live Forever With This Sci-Fi Time Hack," 4 June 2019 The devices were painted and outfitted with altered date and lot codes and countries of origin and sold as new, prosecutors said. Julia Sclafani,, "Owner of Costa Mesa company sentenced to prison for selling counterfeit electronic parts," 4 June 2019 The problems with altered documents initially centered in the part of the wholesale banking business called the business banking group, which focuses on companies with annual sales of $5 million to $20 million. Emily Glazer, WSJ, "Justice Department Probing Wells Fargo’s Wholesale Banking Unit," 6 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of altered

1563, in the meaning defined above

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