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assimilative

[ uh-sim-uh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv ]
/ əˈsɪm əˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv /
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adjective
characterized by assimilation; assimilating.
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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 theMedieval 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
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