amalgam definition

  • noun:
    • some of different alloys of mercury along with other metals, specifically:
    • An alloy of mercury and gold utilized in dental care fillings.
    • An alloy of mercury and tin utilized in silvering mirrors.
    • a mixture of diverse elements; a mixture: an amalgam of energy, reputation, and commitment to ethical principles. See Synonyms at mixture.
    • a variety of different things
    • An alloy containing mercury
    • An alloy of mercury with another metal or metals
    • a combination or element various things.
    • A native compound of mercury and gold.
    • an element of mercury or quicksilver with another metal; any metallic alloy which mercury forms an important constituent component.
    • Figuratively, a mixture or ingredient various things.
    • a mixture or blend of diverse things
    • an alloy of mercury with another steel (usually gold) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; excluding iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists relate to the ensuing mercury mixtures as amalgams
  • verb:
    • To amalgamate.
    • To amalgamate.
  • others:
    • to combine, as metals, by amalgamation; amalgamate.
    • In order to become amalgamated.

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