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Assimilated Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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. To assimilate our law to the law of Scotland. --John Bright. Fast falls a fleecy; the downy flakes Assimilate all objects. --Cowper.
  2. To liken; to compa?e. [R.]
  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. Hence also animals and vegetables may assimilate their nourishment. --Sir I. Newton. His mind had no power to assimilate the lessons. --Merivale.
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