[ uh-mal-guh-meyt ]
/ əˈmæl gəˌmeɪt /
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verb (used with object), a·mal·ga·mat·ed, a·mal·ga·mat·ing.

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.

verb (used without object), a·mal·ga·mat·ed, a·mal·ga·mat·ing.

to combine, unite, merge, or coalesce: The three schools decided to amalgamate.
to blend with another metal, as mercury.



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Origin of amalgamate

1635–45 amalgam + -ate1
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  • He had heard the amalgamator, and whirled like lightning and dashed out of the mill and into the darkness.

  • That slavery is a great amalgamator, no one acquainted with the blended colors of the South will, for a moment, deny.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
  • Some manufacturers use an amalgamator to distribute these uniformly through the soap, which eliminates at least one milling.

    Soap-Making Manual|E. G. Thomssen
  • In that day the third-class amalgamator of distinct things was often on the bench of quarter-sessions.

British Dictionary definitions for amalgamate

/ (əˈmælɡəˌmeɪt) /


to combine or cause to combine; unite
to alloy (a metal) with mercury
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