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assibilate

[uh-sib-uh-leyt] /əˈsɪb əˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), assibilated, assibilating.
1.
to change into or pronounce with the accompaniment of a sibilant sound or sounds.
verb (used without object), assibilated, assibilating.
2.
to change by assibilation.
3.
to become a sibilant or a sound containing a sibilant.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Latin assībilātus murmured, whispered at, hissed (past participle of assībilāre). See as-, sibilate
Related forms
assibilation, noun
unassibilated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for assibilation

assibilate

/əˈsɪbɪˌleɪt/
verb (phonetics)
1.
(intransitive) (of a speech sound) to be changed into a sibilant
2.
(transitive) to pronounce (a speech sound) with or as a sibilant
Derived Forms
assibilation, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin assībilāre to hiss at, from sībilāre to hiss; see sibilant
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