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dissimilate

verb dis·sim·i·late \(ˌ)di-ˈsi-mə-ˌlāt\
dis·sim·i·lat·eddis·sim·i·lat·ing

Definition of DISSIMILATE

intransitive verb
:  to undergo dissimilation
dis·sim·i·la·to·ry \-mə-lə-ˌtr-ē\ adjective

Origin of DISSIMILATE

dis- + -similate (as in assimilate)
First Known Use: 1841

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