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[uh-sim-uh-luh-buh l] /əˈsɪm ə lə bəl/
capable of being assimilated.
Origin of assimilable
1640-50; < Medieval Latin assimilābilis, equivalent to Latin assimilā(re) (see assimilate) + -bilis -ble
Related forms
assimilability, noun
nonassimilability, noun
nonassimilable, adjective
unassimilable, adjective Unabridged
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  • Though the Negro is not assimilable, he is here to stay; he should therefore be helped to develop along his own lines.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
  • Food and drink are only carriers of bits of assimilable sunshine.

  • Strictly speaking, every poison consisting of assimilable elements may be considered as unwholesome food.

    Medical Essays Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Without this it is wholly absurd to say either that they are or are not assimilable.

  • The red man was owner of the land—the yellow man highly civilized and assimilable—but they hindered both sections, and are gone!

  • The nitrogen of the testa, or covering of the seeds, will hardly be so assimilable as that which exists in their cotyledons.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual Charles Alexander Cameron
  • It is absolutely digestible and assimilable, and is triturated with the finest milk sugar.

    Valere Aude Louis Dechmann
  • But truth in the doctrinal form is not natural, proper, assimilable food for the soul of man.

  • Denial of the right of naturalization to Jews on the ground that they are not assimilable.

  • All minerals contained therein are organized and in a perfectly digestible and assimilable form.

    Valere Aude Louis Dechmann

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