dis·​sim·​i·​late (ˌ)di-ˈsi-mə-ˌlāt How to pronounce dissimilate (audio)
dissimilated; dissimilating
dissimilatory adjective

Word History


dis- + -similate (in assimilate entry 1)

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dissimilate was in 1841

Dictionary Entries Near dissimilate

Cite this Entry

“Dissimilate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissimilate. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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