un assimilative

assimilative

[uh-sim-uh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv]
adjective
characterized by assimilation; assimilating.
Also, assimilatory [uh-sim-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] .


Origin:
1520–30; < Medieval Latin assimilātīvus. See assimilate, -ive

assimilativeness, noun
nonassimilative, adjective
nonassimilatory, adjective
unassimilative, adjective
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assimilative

adjective
1. capable of mentally absorbing ; "assimilative processes", "assimilative capacity of the human mind" 
2. capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution; "an assimilative substance [syn: assimilating
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