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verb modulate pronunciation in American English /ˈmɑdʒəˌleɪt/
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he/she/itmodulates
present participlemodulating
past tensemodulated
past participlemodulated
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  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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