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    dissimilation

    dissimilation - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dissimilation

    Definition
    (noun) a linguistic process by which one of two similar sounds in a word becomes less like the other
    Example Sentence
    • the Old French MARBRE became the English MARBLE by dissimilation
    Definition
    (noun) breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy
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