Definition for AS-SIM'I-LATE

AS-SIM'I-LATE, v.t. [L. assimilo, of ad and similis, like. See Similar.]

  1. To bring to a likeness; to cause to resemble. – Swift.
  2. To convert into a like substance; as, food is assimilated by conversion into animal substances, flesh, chyle, blood, &c.

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