HyperDic: amalgam

English > 2 senses of the word amalgam:
NOUNsubstanceamalgam, dental amalgaman alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth
groupamalgama combination or blend of diverse things
amalgam > pronunciation
Soundsahmae'lgahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > amalgam: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningAn 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.
Synonymdental amalgam
Broaderalloy, metalA mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
Spanishamalgama dental, amalgama
Catalanamalgama dental, amalgama
English > amalgam: 2 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA combination or blend of diverse things.
Example"his theory is an amalgam of earlier ideas"
BroadercombinationA collection of things that have been combined
Spanishamalgama
Catalanamalgama
Verbsamalgamateto bring or combine together or with something else

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