HyperDic: dissimilation

English > 2 senses of the word dissimilation:
NOUNprocessdissimilationa linguistic process by which one of two similar sounds in a word becomes less like the other
processdissimilation, catabolism, katabolism, destructive metabolismbreakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy
English > dissimilation: 2 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningA linguistic process by which one of two similar sounds in a word becomes less like the other.
Example"the Old French MARBRE became the English MARBLE by dissimilation"
Broaderlinguistic processA process involved in human language
Spanishdisimilación
Catalandissimilació
Verbsdissimilatebecome dissimilar / dissimilar or less similar
dissimilatebecome dissimilar / dissimilar by changing the sound qualities
English > dissimilation: 2 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningBreakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy.
Synonymscatabolism, katabolism, destructive metabolism
Part ofmetabolism, metabolic processThe organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Oppositeanabolism, constructive metabolismThe synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy
Spanishcatabolismo
Catalancatabolisme

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