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verb modulate pronunciation in American English /ˈmɑdʒəˌleɪt/
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present tense
present participlemodulating
past tensemodulated
past participlemodulated
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] formal to change something, especially in order to achieve a particular effect
    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] mainly literary if you modulate your voice, or if it modulates, you change the way it sounds

      His voice had modulated into seriousness.

    2. b.
      [transitive] medical to control or affect a medical process or condition

      drugs that effectively modulate the disease process

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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