altered

adjective
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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Almost like applying electronic makeup.’’ Police then presented the altered image of Allen with photos of five similar-looking men to the tellers for identification. oregonlive.com, "The case of the missing tattoos: Altered photo lineup by Portland police draws objection," 16 Aug. 2019 Board members also opted for a new back parking lot with eight spaces instead of 20, due to the placement of the new modular building, and selected an altered front parking lot layout that removes 17 parking spaces to create a drop-off lane. La Cañada Valley Sun, "Devil’s Gate hauling plan shifts to ease traffic at key times near LCHS," 14 Aug. 2019 Armed with this research, airlines have explored ways to optimize offerings for passengers' altered states. Author: Hannah Sampson, Anchorage Daily News, "'Mile Cry Club’: Why human emotions and senses go haywire on a plane," 21 June 2019 Restoring an altered ecosystem Wind Wolves Preserve, which is owned by the nonprofit Wildlands Conservancy, offers a unique perspective on those choices. Los Angeles Times, "California farmers are planting solar panels as water supplies dry up," 31 July 2019 And basketball cognoscenti are trying to make sense of the altered landscape. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "Betting site says Warriors will be under .500, but ESPN analysts more optimistic," 15 July 2019 Marsden made a portrait photograph of the altered identity. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition Takes a Traditional Turn," 13 July 2019 Various versions of the original PlayStations were issued with altered internal mechanisms and AV outputs. Sam Byford, The Verge, "A brief history of cutdown game consoles," 11 July 2019 Visitors will spend some time looking at their altered reflections in Anish Kapoor’s 1999, hyper-blue, stainless steel wall sculpture. Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know, "Commentary: Denver Art Museum has turned into Denver’s living room," 7 July 2019

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First Known Use of altered

1563, in the meaning defined above

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