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Amalgamate

[ə-MAL-ɡə-mait]

Part of speech: verb

Origin: Latin, early 17th century

1.

Combine or unite to form one organization or structure.

Examples of Amalgamate in a sentence

"Lourdes wanted to amalgamate the metals to see if the hybrid was stronger."

"Mark was excited to amalgamate his work and living space under one roof."

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About Amalgamate

This word originates from the medieval Latin “amalgamat-,” meaning “formed into a soft mass.” This comes from the verb “amalgamare,” from “amalgama.”

Did you Know?

“Amalgamate” is a term often used in scientific fields. For instance, a substance made of multiple metals is called an alloy —such as silver amalgamated with mercury, which was commonly used for dental fillings.

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