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amalgam

a`mal´gam   Pronunciation: å`măl´gam
n.1.An alloy of mercury with another metal or metals; as, an amalgam of tin, bismuth, etc.
2.A mixture or compound of different things.
3.(Min.) A native compound of mercury and silver.
v. t. & i.1.To amalgamate.
Noun1.amalgam - an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams
Synonyms: dental amalgam
2.amalgam - a combination or blend of diverse things; "his theory is an amalgam of earlier ideas"
admixture, alloy, alloyage, amalgamation, blend, combination, combo, commixture, composite, composition, compound, concoction, confection, ensemble, fusion, immixture, interfusion, intermixture, magma, mix, mixture, paste
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