assimilative

[uh-sim-uh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv]

adjective

characterized by assimilation; assimilating.

Nearby words

  1. assimilable,
  2. assimilate,
  3. assimilation,
  4. assimilationism,
  5. assimilationist,
  6. assiniboin,
  7. assiniboine,
  8. assiniboine, mount,
  9. assisi,
  10. assist

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

Related formsas·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

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