dissimilation

Definitions of dissimilation
  1. noun
    a linguistic process by which one of two similar sounds in a word becomes less like the other
    “the Old French MARBRE became the English MARBLE by dissimilation
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    type of:
    linguistic process
    a process involved in human language
  2. noun
    breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy
    synonyms: catabolism, destructive metabolism, katabolism
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    Antonyms:
    anabolism, constructive metabolism
    the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy
    type of:
    biological process, organic process
    a process occurring in living organisms
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