altered

adjective
al·​tered | \ ˈȯl-tərd \

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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Estonian singer Tommy Cash recently wore digitally warped UGGS á la Y/Project’s collaboration with the label, and Balenciaga and Vetements have both been experimenting with altered visuals on their social media accounts. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Are Asymmetrical Jeans the Next Big Denim Trend?," 9 Jan. 2019 Hong Kong officials said this would give police officers more time to investigate large crowds of unidentified possible violators or in cases involving social media, such as publishing an altered national anthem on YouTube. Natasha Khan, WSJ, "Hong Kong Moves to Criminalize Disrespect of China’s National Anthem," 9 Jan. 2019 For the duo, making these shoes wearable was to prove that their altered world on Instagram could be translated onto the sidewalks. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Fecal Matter Has Made Its Photoshopped Skin Shoes Into Actual Wearable Heels—And They're $10,000," 24 Oct. 2018 McKeon and three members of the command staff retired in the wake of the outcry over the altered report. Andrea Estes, BostonGlobe.com, "Federal judge tosses troopers’ suit over altered arrest reports," 9 July 2018 The officer initiated a traffic stop and upon further investigation discovered that the operator was in possession of an altered registration sticker. Houston Chronicle, "West University Place Police Department report," 26 Mar. 2018 Breeding the altered mice created pups that had the genes for both CRISPR components on different chromosomes. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "‘Gene drive’ passes first test in mammals, speeding up inheritance in mice," 10 July 2018 Germany away in March 2017 – this time I was suitably dressed for the occasion, thankfully – saw the customary English flat-back-four altered to a more continental five. SI.com, "90Min World Cup Fan Diaries: Starting to Believe," 8 July 2018 Like his boss, Churchman also had a history with altered records. Charles Rabin, Jay Weaver And David Ovalle, miamiherald, "The chief wanted perfect stats, so cops were told to pin crimes on blacks, probe found," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of altered

1563, in the meaning defined above

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