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Origin of alloy
OTHER WORDS FROM alloyun·al·loyed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for alloy
These elements may either be alloyed with the iron or may be combined with it in the form of definite chemical compounds.An Elementary Study of Chemistry|William McPherson
For that is not pure and perfect which, is alloyed with self-interest.
Iron, which is nearly infusible, acquires almost the fusibility of gold when alloyed with this precious metal.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
The belief of the thoughtful must be alloyed with the superstition of the populace.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)|John William Draper
Love in its alloyed form of friendship is its efficacious shape for universal use.Villa Elsa|Stuart Henry
British Dictionary definitions for alloy
noun (ˈælɔɪ, əˈlɔɪ)
verb (əˈlɔɪ) (tr)
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A material made of two or more metals, or of a metal and another material. For example, brass is an alloy of copper and zinc; steel is an alloy of iron and carbon. Alloys often have unexpected characteristics. In the examples given above, brass is stronger than either copper or zinc, and steel is stronger than either iron or carbon.