disassimilate

Related to disassimilate: assimilate

disassimilate

(ˌdɪsəˈsɪmɪˌleɪt)
vb (tr)
to break down (a complex molecule or substance) into simple ones through catabolism
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He seems to have felt that the good days of the New Left had ended fairly early, perhaps by 1966 or 1967 His book includes example after example of gods that failed, American icons from which the author needed to disassimilate.