Examples of mutate in a Sentence
a disease that mutates genes in humans
a group of mutated genes
Over time, her feelings mutated from hatred into love.
opera singers mutating into pop stars
Recent Examples of mutate from the Web
The story takes place in a world where mutated humans are treated with fear and distrust.
But a flu vaccine from the previous season may not protect you during the off-season since influenza virus can mutate so much every year.
Infectious disease experts worry that canine flu could one day mutate and become contagious for humans—the way bird flu and swine flu have in the past.
The alleged Comey tapes mutate into Oval Office wiretaps.
Strains mutate every year, which is why the shot must be manufactured anew for each season.
What began as a brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters and then mutated into a raging war has now morphed again — into an international scramble for influence over the corners of the country still outside government control.
India is swiftly mutating from a formally secular republic to one that openly nurtures and actively participates in the erasure of those who dare to exercise their constitutional right to dissent.
These antibodies are important for fighting viruses such as influenza that mutate rapidly into different strains.
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Origin and Etymology of mutate
First Known Use: 1818See Words from the same year
MUTATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mutate for English Language Learners
biology : to cause (a gene) to change and create an unusual characteristic in a plant or animal : to cause mutation in (a gene)
: to change and cause an unusual characteristic to develop in a plant or animal
: to change into something very different
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