Meaning of assibilate

as•sib•i•late

Pronunciation: (u-sib'u-lāt"), [key]
— v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to change into or pronounce with the accompaniment of a sibilant sound or sounds.
—v.i.
  1. to change by assibilation.
  2. to become a sibilant or a sound containing a sibilant.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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