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assimilate

(ə-sĭm′ə-lāt′)
v. assimi·lated, assimi·lating, assimi·lates
v.tr.
Physiology
a. To consume and incorporate (nutrients) into the body after digestion.
b. To transform (food) into living tissue by the process of anabolism; metabolize constructively.

as·sim′i·la′tor n.

assimilate

[əsim′əlāt]
Etymology: L, assimilare, to make alike
1 to absorb nutritive substances from the digestive tract to the circulatory system and convert them into living tissues.
2 to incorporate components of a new culture into existing values.

assimilate

(ă-sim′ĭ-lāt″) [L. assimilare, to make like, liken]
1. To absorb digested food.
2. In psychology, to absorb newly perceived information into the existing subjective conscious structure.
References in classic literature ?
Here, too, at an earlier period, he had studied the wonders of the human frame, and attempted to fathom the very process by which Nature assimilates all her precious influences from earth and air, and from the spiritual world, to create and foster man, her masterpiece.
The new art takes the monument where it finds it, incrusts itself there, assimilates it to itself, develops it according to its fancy, and finishes it if it can.
But when the poet speaks in the person of another, may we not say that he assimilates his style to that of the person who, as he informs you, is going to speak?
But in our day he goes straight for the literature of negation, very quickly assimilates all the extracts of the science of negation, and he's ready.
Is there some obligation to assimilate when living abroad?
March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASSIMILATE, the industry's leading provider of DI and dailies digital workflow tools, announced today new v8 versions of its popular SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab software, allowing users to encode Apple ProRes files on Microsoft Windows 7/8-based PCs.
Some consequences of the removal of upper leaves and male inflorescence include better penetration of light into crop cover, lower plant lodging, less competition between male inflorescence and cab over assimilates as well as some responses of the plant to stress such as assimilate remobilization from stem and leaves to grains, higher photosynthesis efficiency of remaining leaves, higher chlorophyll concentration, the activity of PEP carboxylase and so on [4].
Majid bin Ali Al-Nu'aimi revealed that the Ministry of Education has assimilated this year 119 students with special needs into government schools namely: 83 mentally incapacitated and Down Syndrome, 7 physical disability, 12 visually-impaired, 15 aural impairment and 2 autistic students under the Ministry's plan to assimilate students with special needs who are capable to study in public schools.
These high costs are a barrier to assimilation, causing some immigrants to choose not to assimilate.
By teaming with ASSIMILATE and PNY Technologies, NextComputing has developed a solution that allows stereoscopic productions shot on RED to achieve a full post-production data management and processing workflow on set.
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By acting now, we can ensure that our laws are respected, that the needs of our economy are met, and that our Nation treats newcomers with dignity and helps them assimilate.