from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make unlike or dissimilar.
- transitive v. Linguistics To cause to undergo dissimilation.
- intransitive v. To become unlike or dissimilar.
- intransitive v. Linguistics To undergo dissimilation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make dissimilar or unlike.
- v. To become dissimilar or unlike.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To render dissimilar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make unlike; cause to differ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make dissimilar; cause to become less similar
- v. become dissimilar or less similar
- v. become dissimilar by changing the sound qualities
dis- + (as)similate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From dis- + Latin similis ("like"), modelled on assimilate. (Wiktionary)