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English definition of “assimilate”

assimilate

verb [I or T] (ABSORB)    /əˈsɪm.ɪ.leɪt/
to absorb food or a substance into the tissue of a living organism: In this form vitamins can be easily assimilated by the body.Animal and plant biology - general words assimilable     /-lə.bl̩/ adjective A textbook needs to be assimilable (= able to be understood) to sell a lot of copies.Easy to understand
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