assimilative


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as·sim·i·la·tive

 (ə-sĭm′ə-lā′tĭv) also as·sim·i·la·to·ry (-lə-tôr′ē)
adj.
Marked by or causing assimilation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.assimilative - capable of mentally absorbing ; "assimilative processes", "assimilative capacity of the human mind"
receptive, open - ready or willing to receive favorably; "receptive to the proposals"
2.assimilative - capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution; "an assimilative substance
absorbent, absorptive - having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.); "as absorbent as a sponge"

assimilative

adjective
Having a capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up:
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It is one of the bitterest apportionments of a lot of slavery, that the negro, sympathetic and assimilative, after acquiring, in a refined family, the tastes and feelings which form the atmosphere of such a place, is not the less liable to become the bond-slave of the coarsest and most brutal,--just as a chair or table, which once decorated the superb saloon, comes, at last, battered and defaced, to the barroom of some filthy tavern, or some low haunt of vulgar debauchery.
Indeed, to the extent that existing variations in national standards appropriately reflect national differences in assimilative capacity and social values, eliminating those differences would reduce consumer welfare.
The idealist: receptive, assimilative, need oriented.
More recent economic models have extended the definition of factors to include assimilative capacity, that is, the capacity of the environment to reduce pollutants by natural processes.
He would seem, then, to have posed a considerable challenge to the assimilative powers of Congress.
A key assessment is determining the best use of a water body and its assimilative capacity to accept constituents.
Such assimilative analytics are a natural fit for HP's assimilative BSM architecture -- and bring many benefits.
She explores how Chinese political thinkers constructed and politicized the histories of the non-Chinese people, and how the theory of "China's assimilative power" became one accepted theoretical basis for the understanding of Chinese history, enabling historians to legitimate the inclusion of non-Chinese histories when history evolved as a university discipline during the 1920s based on a new understanding of the subject.
The program also fosters cutting-edge scientific research for identifying, evaluating, and monitoring the waste assimilative capacity of the natural environment and for removing or reducing contaminants from polluted air, water, and soils.
Being insensitive to the cultural diversities smacks of assimilative expectations and therefore notionally ghettoising the minorities into a pigeon hole.
The difference in traditionalist and assimilative coping strategies is particularly important in relation to workplace stress models.
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