v. become different, become unlike; make dissimilar sounds; omit two related sounds in a word (Phonetics)

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  • dissimilate — dissimilative, adj. dissimilatory /di sim euh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /di sim euh layt /, v.t., dissimilated, dissimilating. Phonet. to modify by dissimilation. [1835 45; DIS 1 + (AS)SIMILATE] * * * …   Universalium

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  • dissimilate — /dɪˈsɪməleɪt/ (say di simuhlayt) verb (t) (dissimilated, dissimilating) to change (a speech sound) so that it is less like another sound in a neighbouring syllable, as in marble, which derives from the French marbre. –dissimilative /dɪˈsɪmələtɪv/ …   Australian English dictionary

  • dissimilation — /dɪsɪməˈleɪʃən/ (say disimuh layshuhn) noun 1. a making or becoming unlike. 2. Phonetics the act or process of dissimilating speech sounds. 3. Biology → catabolism …   Australian English dictionary

  • dissimilate — [di sim′ə lāt΄] vt. dissimilated, dissimilating [ DIS + (AS)SIMILATE] 1. to make dissimilar 2. to cause to undergo dissimilation vi. to become dissimilar dissimilative adj …   English World dictionary

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