Dictionary.com

assimilative

[ uh-sim-uh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv ]
/ əˈsɪm əˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv /
Save This Word!

adjective

characterized by assimilation; assimilating.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE MANY TYPES OF NOUNS

They're everywhere you turn, but can you identify the 10 types of nouns easily? This quiz will test your mettle against singular, plural, concrete, abstract, common, proper, collective, compound, countable, and uncountable nouns!
Question 1 of 7
Shoelaces, rainbow, toothpaste, and haircuts are all what type of noun?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also as·sim·i·la·to·ry [uh-sim-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]. /əˈsɪm ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.

Origin of assimilative

From the Medieval Latin word assimilātīvus, dating back to 1520–30. See assimilate, -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM assimilative

as·sim·i·la·tive·ness, nounnon·as·sim·i·la·tive, adjectivenon·as·sim·i·la·to·ry, adjectiveun·as·sim·i·la·tive, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for assimilative

FEEDBACK