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dissimilation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissimilation  \Dis*sim`i*la"tion\,  n. 
  The  act  of  making  dissimilar.  --H.  Sweet. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dissimilation 
  n  1:  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" 
  2:  breakdown  of  more  complex  substances  into  simpler  ones  with 
  release  of  energy  [syn:  {catabolism},  {katabolism},  {destructive 
  metabolism}]  [ant:  {anabolism}] 




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