modified modified  /ˈmɑ də ˌfaɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) changed in form or character
  2. (adj) mediocre
  3. (v) make less severe or harsh or extreme
  4. (v) add a modifier to a constituent
  5. (v) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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  1. Genetically modified crops are making their way into the organic food supply, but one farmer has a solution.
  2. China is gearing up to dominate the genetically modified crop game.
  3. Genetically modified cottonseeds will need government approval before they hit grocery shelves, and they're more likely to be used first to supplement fish or animal feed.

News

  1. GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY: DeSantis snaps Howards modified win streak

    BECHTELSVILLE - Veteran dirt track modified racer Meme DeSantis was able to snap the winning streak, five modified feature wins in a row for Duane Howard, picking up his second win of the season in the 30-lap NASCAR 358 Modified race at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night. Robbie Stillwaggon topped the 24-car starting field in the 25-lap Rislone URC sprint feature and Ronnie Peck was first ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Mercury

  2. USDA: Modified wheat appears to be isolated

    The Agriculture Department says it has no indications that genetically modified wheat found in Oregon last month has spread beyond the field it is in.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Omaha World-Herald

  3. Modified Wheat Likely Isolated

    WASHINGTON | The Agriculture Department says it has no indications that genetically modified wheat found in Oregon last month has spread beyond the field in which it was found.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Lakeland Ledger

Quotes

  1. "Neither Attorney General [Alberto] Gonzales nor anyone else within the Department modified or withdrew that opinion," Roehrkasse said.
    on Oct 4, 2007 By: Brian Roehrkasse Source: CNN

  2. "At Silverstone, we will discover a circuit whose final section has been modified," he said. "Along with the engineers, we have spent these few days studying all the characteristics of the new track layout, analysing the available...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Fernando Alonso Source: Yahoo! Eurosport UK

  3. Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, said: "It seems the government still refuses to separate the innocent and the guilty and maintains a blanket approach to DNA retention." "This grudgingly modified policy creates a repeat collision...
    on Nov 11, 2009 By: Shami Chakrabarti Source: News24

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