Dictionary Results for dissimilation


1. dissimilation - noun

· a linguistic process by which one of two similar sounds in a word becomes less like the other; "the Old French MARBRE became the English MARBLE by dissimilation"

Hypernym(s): linguistic_process




2. dissimilation - noun

· breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy

Synonym(s): catabolism, katabolism, destructive_metabolism

Hypernym(s): organic_process, biological_process





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