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dissimilate

[dih-sim-uh-leyt] /dɪˈsɪm əˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), dissimilated, dissimilating. Phonetics
1.
to modify by dissimilation.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; dis-1 + (as)similate
Related forms
dissimilative, adjective
dissimilatory
[dih-sim-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /dɪˈsɪm ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dissimilatory

dissimilate

/dɪˈsɪmɪˌleɪt/
verb
1.
to make or become dissimilar
2.
(usually foll by to) (phonetics) to change or displace (a consonant) or (of a consonant) to be changed to or displaced by (another consonant) so that its manner of articulation becomes less similar to a speech sound in the same word. Thus (r) in the final syllable of French marbre is dissimilated to (l) in its English form marble
Derived Forms
dissimilative, adjective
dissimilatory, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from dis-1 + assimilate
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Word Origin and History for dissimilatory

dissimilate

v.

"make different," 1821, from dis- + Latin similis on model of assimilate. Related: Dissimilated; dissimilating; dissimilation (1806).

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