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as·sim·i·late / əˈsiməˌlāt/ • v. [tr.] 1. take in (information, ideas, or culture) and understand fully. ∎  (usu. be assimilated) absorb and integrate (people, ideas, or culture) into a wider society or culture: pop trends are assimilated into the mainstream with alarming speed | [intr.] the converts were assimilated into the society of their conquerors. ∎  absorb or integrate and use for one's own benefit: the music business assimilated whatever aspects of punk it could turn into profit. ∎  (usu. be assimilated) (of the body or any biological system) absorb and digest (food or nutrients): the sugars in the fruit are readily assimilated by the body. 2. cause (something) to resemble; liken. ∎  [intr.] come to resemble: the churches assimilated to a certain cultural norm. ∎  Phonet. make (a sound) more like another in the same or next word. DERIVATIVES: as·sim·i·la·ble / -ləbəl/ adj. as·sim·i·la·tion / əˌsiməˈlāshən/ n. as·sim·i·la·tive / -ˌlātiv; -lətiv/ adj. as·sim·i·la·tor / -ˌlātər/ n. as·sim·i·la·to·ry / -ləˌtôrē/ adj.

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assimilate
1. The portion of the food energy consumed by an organism that is metabolized by that organism. Some food, or in the case of a plant some light energy, may pass through the organism without being used.

2. To engage in assimilation.

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assimilate

assimilate
1. The portion of the food energy consumed by an organism that is metabolized by that organism. Some food, or in the case of a plant some light energy, may pass through the organism without being used.

2. To engage in assimilation.

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assimilate make like; absorb and incorporate. XV. f. pp. stem of L. assimilāre, f. AS- + similis SIMILAR; see -ATE3.
So assimilation XV. assimilative XIV. — F. or L.

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assimilate

assimilate The portion of the food energy consumed by an organism that is metabolized by that organism. (Some food may pass through the organism without being used.)

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