dissimilate

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

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dissimilatory \ (ˌ)di-​ˈsi-​mə-​lə-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce dissimilatory (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of dissimilate

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dissimilate

dis- + -similate (as in assimilate)

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