assimilative

[ uh-sim-uh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv ]
/ əˈsɪm əˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv /

adjective

characterized by assimilation; assimilating.
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 forms

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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