Etymology
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assimilative (adj.)

1520s; see assimilate + -ive. Alternative assimilatory is from 1775.

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Definitions of assimilative

assimilative (adj.)
capable of mentally absorbing;
assimilative capacity of the human mind
assimilative processes
assimilative (adj.)
capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution;
an assimilative substance
Synonyms: assimilating / assimilatory
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