dissimilate

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

Definition of dissimilate

Other Words from dissimilate

dissimilatory \ (ˌ)di-​ˈsi-​mə-​lə-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce dissimilate (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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The first known use of dissimilate was in 1841

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“Dissimilate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissimilate. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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