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adapt
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adapted to the new rules
Definition
changed to fit a different situation; or made suitable
  • He waited for a minute to give his eyes time to adapt to the dark, and the little sparkles of light in his eyes as they adjusted to the darkness eventually faded away, while cool, dry air roared around his face and whiffled the hair on his forehead.
    p. 216.7
  • It seemed that the virus could adapt quickly to new hosts, and that it could change its character spontaneously and rapidly as it entered a new population.
    p. 358.9

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  • But you see here how Ebola has adapted to this lung.
    p. 364.7
  • If anybody had found out that the Army was doing experiments to see if the Ebola virus had adapted to spreading in the respiratory tract, we would have been accused of doing offensive biological warfare—trying to create a doomsday germ.
    p. 367.7

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