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assibilate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assibilate  \As*sib"i*late\,  v.  t.  [L.  assibilatus  p.  p.  of 
  assibilare  to  hiss  out  ad  +  sibilare  to  hiss.] 
  To  make  sibilant;  to  change  to  a  sibilant.  --J.  Peile. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assibilate 
  v  1:  convert  into  a  sibilant  sound 
  2:  change  into  a  sibilant;  "In  the  syllable  /si/,  the  /s/ 
  sibilates  in  Japanese" 




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