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a·dapt / əˈdapt/ • v. [tr.] make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify: hospitals have to be adapted for modern medical practice. ∎  [intr.] become adjusted to new conditions: slow to adapt to change ∎  alter (a text) to make it suitable for filming, broadcasting, or the stage: the miniseries was adapted from Wouk's novel.DERIVATIVES: a·dap·tive / -tiv/ adj.


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adapt XVII (pp. once XV). — (O)F. adapter — L. adaptāre, f. AD- + aptāre, f. aptus APT.
So adaptation XVII.


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