assimilative [uh-sim-uh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for assimilative on adjective

  1. characterized by assimilation; assimilating.

Also as·sim·i·la·to·ry [uh-sim-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈsɪm ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/. Origin of assimilative From the Medieval Latin word assimilātīvus, dating back to 1520–30. See assimilate, -ive Related formsas·sim·i·la·tive·ness, nounnon·as·sim·i·la·tive, adjectivenon·as·sim·i·la·to·ry, adjectiveun·as·sim·i·la·tive, adjective Related Words for assimilative absorptive, bibulous, permeable, assimilating, assimilatory Examples from the Web for assimilative Historical Examples of assimilative

  • Or Mr. Waldner’s assimilative opinion that he had seen only ice crystals.

    The Book of the Damned

    Charles Fort

  • We may call this stage the stage of the Assimilative Republic.

    A Short History of the World

    H. G. Wells

  • Then his receptivity and assimilative powers are enormous, and he demands these in his reader.

    Birds and Poets

    John Burroughs

  • The assimilative and nervous systems can be trained to tolerate injurious influences to a remarkable degree.

    The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition

    A. W. Duncan

  • Many of these are, in all probability, excretory products of no assimilative value to the plant.

    The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition

    A. W. Duncan

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