Synonyms of dissimilation


1. dissimilation, linguistic process

usage: 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"

2. catabolism, katabolism, dissimilation, destructive metabolism, organic process, biological process

usage: breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

Definition and meaning of dissimilation (Dictionary)