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assimilative

[uh-sim-uh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv] /əˈsɪm əˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv/
adjective
1.
characterized by assimilation; assimilating.
Also, assimilatory
[uh-sim-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈsɪm ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Medieval Latin assimilātīvus. See assimilate, -ive
Related forms
assimilativeness, noun
nonassimilative, adjective
nonassimilatory, adjective
unassimilative, adjective
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