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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution;
- Example: "an assimilative substance
[syn: assimilating, assimilative, assimilatory]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

assimilating \assimilating\ adj. tending to or characterized by or causing assimilation (being absorbed into or incorporated). Syn: assimilative, assimilatory. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Assimilate \As*sim"i*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assimilated; p. pr. & vb. n. Assimilating.] [L. assimilatus, p. p. of assimilare; ad + similare to make like, similis like. See Similar, Assemble, Assimilate.] 1. To bring to a likeness or to conformity; to cause a resemblance between. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster] To assimilate our law to the law of Scotland. --John Bright. [1913 Webster] Fast falls a fleecy; the downy flakes Assimilate all objects. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. To liken; to compa?e. [R.] [1913 Webster] 3. To appropriate and transform or incorporate into the substance of the assimilating body; to absorb or appropriate, as nourishment; as, food is assimilated and converted into organic tissue. [1913 Webster] Hence also animals and vegetables may assimilate their nourishment. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] His mind had no power to assimilate the lessons. --Merivale. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

assimilating adj 1: capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution; "an assimilative substance [syn: assimilating, assimilative, assimilatory]