meaning of amalgamate

amalgamate meaning in General Dictionary

Coalesced united combined

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  • To unite in an amalgam to blend with another material as quicksilver
  • To compound or blend as quicksilver with another material to unite combine or alloy with mercury
  • joined together into a complete
  • to create or combine together or with something else
  • To compound or mix, as quicksilver, with another material; to unite, combine, or alloy with mercury.
  • To mix, so as to make a uniform substance; to unite or combine; as, to amalgamate two events; to amalgamate one race with another.
  • To unite in an amalgam; to mix with another steel, as quicksilver.
  • To coalesce, as a consequence of growth; to mix into an uniform entire; to blend; because, two organs or parts amalgamate.
  • Alt. of Amalgamated

amalgamate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1650s, back-formation from amalgamation, or from adjective amalgamate (1640s) from amalgam. Initially in metallurgy; figurative sense of "to unite" (events, etc.) is attested from 1802. Associated: Amalgamated; amalgamating. Early in the day verb was amalgamen (1540s).


amalgamate meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To compound or blend, as quicksilver, with another metal; to unite, combine, or alloy with mercury.

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  • (v. t.) To mix, so as to make a uniform chemical; to unite or combine; since, to amalgamate two races; to amalgamate one battle with another.
  • (v. i.) To unite in an amalgam; to mix with another material, as quicksilver.
  • (v. i.) To coalesce, because of development; to mix into a uniform whole; to mix; since, two body organs or components amalgamate.
  • (a.) Alt. of Amalgamated

Sentence Examples with the word amalgamate

It had further to provide at low charges for the distribution of news to the Press; it had to facilitate the transmission of money orders by telegram; finally, it had to amalgamate into one staff bodies of men who had formerly worked as rivals upon opposite plans and with different instruments, and to combine the amalgamated telegraph staff with that of the postal service.

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