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Webster 1913 Edition


amalgam

a-mal′gam

(ȧ-măl′gam)
,
Noun.
[F.
amalgame
, prob. fr. L.
malagma
, Gr.
μάλαγμα
, emollient, plaster, poultice, fr.
μαλάσσειν
to make soft, fr.
μαλακόσ
soft.]
1.
An alloy of mercury with another metal or metals;
as, an
amalgam
of tin, bismuth, etc.
☞ Medalists apply the term to soft alloys generally.
2.
A mixture or compound of different things.
3.
(Min.)
A native compound of mercury and silver.

a-mal′gam

,
Verb.
T.
&
I.
[Cf. F.
amalgamer
]
To amalgamate.
Boyle.
B. Jonson.

Webster 1828 Edition


Amalgam

AMAL'GAM

,
Noun.
[Gr. to soften. Its usual derivation is certainly erroneous.]
1.
A mixture of mercury or quicksilver with another metal; any metallic alloy, of which mercury forms an essential constituent part.
2.
A mixture or compound of different things.

Definition 2021


Amalgam

Amalgam

See also: amalgam and amalgám

German

Noun

Amalgam n (genitive Amalgams, plural Amalgame)

  1. amalgam (alloy containing mercury)

Declension

amalgam

amalgam

See also: Amalgam and amalgám

English

Noun

amalgam (plural amalgams)

  1. (metallurgy) An alloy containing mercury
  2. A combination of different things

Synonyms

Translations

Verb

amalgam (third-person singular simple present amalgams, present participle amalgaming, simple past and past participle amalgamed)

  1. (archaic, transitive, intransitive) To amalgamate.
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Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /amǎlɡaːm/
  • Hyphenation: a‧mal‧gam

Noun

amàlgām m (Cyrillic spelling ама̀лга̄м)

  1. amalgam

Declension


Swedish

Noun

amalgam n

  1. amalgam

Declension