- to mix or merge so as to make a combination; blend; unite; combine: to amalgamate two companies.
- Metallurgy. to mix or alloy (a metal) with mercury.
- to combine, unite, merge, or coalesce: The three schools decided to amalgamate.
- to blend with another metal, as mercury.
Origin of amalgamate
Examples from the Web for amalgamator
Some manufacturers use an amalgamator to distribute these uniformly through the soap, which eliminates at least one milling.Soap-Making Manual
E. G. Thomssen
He had heard the amalgamator, and whirled like lightning and dashed out of the mill and into the darkness.Frank Merriwell, Junior's, Golden Trail
Burt L. Standish
- to combine or cause to combine; unite
- to alloy (a metal) with mercury
Word Origin and History for amalgamator
1650s, back-formation from amalgamation, or from adjective amalgamate (1640s) from amalgam. Originally in metallurgy; figurative sense of "to unite" (races, etc.) is attested from 1802. Related: Amalgamated; amalgamating. Earlier verb was amalgamen (1540s).