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Word Changing Game (8 Letters - Change 2)

Caz
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Not sure you can add the D.    Think the past tense is evolute.
You're right.........no such word as evoluted!
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I know it was stated at the beginning of the game that the word must be in Dictionary.com but it does seem a bit rigid. (Laundry’s rules actually). Do we have to check every entry to make sure it is there?

Found these examples of evoluted:

Literary usage of Evoluted

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in classical literature:
 
1. Life and Times of S.H. West: With an Appendix on Evolution, Religion and by Simeon Henry West (1908)
"When the conditions were mature man was evoluted, not as a monkey or ... He never was a monkey, ..

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1897)
"It is impossible for us to have evoluted through reptiles, birds, mammals, … It has been stated that the giraffe's neck has evoluted on account of ...

3. The Fertilisation of Flowers by Hermann Müller, D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, Charles Darwin (1883)
"... of the evoluted edges (e), and forming a sharp angle with the ridge runs backwards and downwards to disappear on a level with the base of the under lip. ..."
4. The Medical Times & Gazette (1875)  … In the cosmic period that the Unknowable evoluted the bipedal mammalia.

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Caz
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adb.......If it's a word, it would be in the dictionary. If we don't have that rule, then everyone could make up their own words, which would make nonsense of the game. In the examples you have quoted, they seem to be talking about 'evolution' and if so, the word that should have been used is 'evolved'.
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My guess is that it is now an archaic word that may have been in use when Darwin first introduced the concept of evolution?
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Caz
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Could be Tom........I wasn't around then!  Whistle
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I also came to the conclusion that the word is archaic, as I couldn't find it in other dictionaries either. Glad we got that sorted.  Can we get on with the game now!?
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Caz
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Yep!  Very Happy
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EXPLODES
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EPISODES ( - XL + IS )
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EPISTLES
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WHISTLES ( - EP + WH )
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WISHLIST
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That is only one letter change, Caz.
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Oops! You're right Tom......Back to the drawing board!
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LISTLESS?
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