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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A combination or blend of diverse things; An alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth.

Usage examples (37)
  • The town itself was a strange amalgam of styles.
  • His theory is an amalgam of earlier ideas
  • Kors: You wrote Spanglish, arguing that this amalgam is a valid form of expression, not a slumland corruption of two great languages.
  • When the amalgam is heated, the mercury vaporizes, leaving the silver. for more
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