What does "hack" mean in this sentence

Hacked E-Cigs May Get around Regulations.

I looked up the dictionary but didn't find appropriate definition.


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    The subtitle of the article gives the meaning. Plus, have you never heard of hacking into a computer to modify the contents of that computer? Suggestion: look up "hack" as a noun and then apply it as a past-participle adjective. Or: look in a different dictionary.
    – user6951
    Jul 12 '14 at 12:05
  • Ok I understand now. I just didn't think of that usage. Thanks!
    – CYC
    Jul 12 '14 at 12:08
  • Which dictionary did you use?
    – user6951
    Jul 12 '14 at 12:10
  • Some online dictionaries, for example: merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hack
    – CYC
    Jul 12 '14 at 12:11
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    @CYC Mostly from other posts on this site, I've found Collins and Longmans online dictionaries to be helpful, also Oxford Advanced American dictionary. I mean, if you can't find it in one, check another or two. :).
    – user6951
    Jul 12 '14 at 12:48

The "hacked" part in the hacked e-cig means modified.

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