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dissimilate

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verb, dis·sim·i·late \(ˌ)di-ˈsi-mə-ˌlāt\

Definition of dissimilate

dissimilateddissimilating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to undergo dissimilation

dissimilatory play \-mə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē\ adjective


Origin of dissimilate

dis- + -similate (as in assimilate)


First Known Use: 1841


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