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English Dictionary: assimilating by the DICT Development Group
2 results for assimilating
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution; "an assimilative substance
    Synonym(s): assimilating, assimilative, assimilatory
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Assimilate \As*sim"i*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assimilated};
      p. pr. & vb. n. {Assimilating}.] [L. assimilatus, p. p. of
      assimilare; ad + similare to make like, similis like. See
      {Similar}, {Assemble}, {Assimilate}.]
      1. To bring to a likeness or to conformity; to cause a
            resemblance between. --Sir M. Hale.
                     To assimilate our law to the law of Scotland. --John
                     Fast falls a fleecy; the downy flakes Assimilate all
                     objects.                                             --Cowper.
      2. To liken; to compa[?]e. [R.]
      3. To appropriate and transform or incorporate into the
            substance of the assimilating body; to absorb or
            appropriate, as nourishment; as, food is assimilated and
            converted into organic tissue.
                     Hence also animals and vegetables may assimilate
                     their nourishment.                              --Sir I.
                     His mind had no power to assimilate the lessons.
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