|1.||[ verb ] make dissimilar; cause to become less similar|
|Related terms:||assimilate change|
|2.||[ verb ] (phonetics) become dissimilar by changing the sound qualities; of phonetics|
"These consonants dissimilate"
|Related terms:||assimilate change phonetics|
|3.||[ verb ] become dissimilar or less similar|
"These two related tribes of people gradually dissimilated over time"
|Related terms:||assimilate change differentiate dissimilation|