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Definition of "dissimilate" []

  • To make unlike or dissimilar. (verb-transitive)
  • Linguistics To cause to undergo dissimilation. (verb-transitive)
  • To become unlike or dissimilar. (verb-intransitive)
  • Linguistics To undergo dissimilation. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dissimilate" in a sentence
  • "Microsoft's right to protect its private property interferes with a hacker's right to free speech, i.e. to dissimilate pirated copies of Windows 7."
  • "The Waitt Institute has set up a Web site - searchforamelia. org - to dissimilate data collected during the expedition."
  • "Some of it has to do with modeling and being able to dissimilate hardware in the loop work which is really being able to model with hardware without using the hardware."