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progressive assimilation

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noun Phonetics.

assimilation in which a preceding sound has an effect on a following one, as in shortening captain to cap'm rather than cap'n.

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of progressive assimilation

First recorded in 1910–15
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