V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: to join or combine together with something else
Synonyms: combine, mix, merge, commingle, integrate
Antonyms: divide, separate
Tips: Amalgamate is derived from the Greek malakos, meaning "soft." It was originally a term used in metallurgy; think of combining soft metals together. As an adjective, amalgamated means "joined together as a whole." An amalgam is a combination or blend of various things. Think of different metals combining to make a stronger, more superior metal.
If we amalgamate our various resources, the project will be finished more quickly. (combine, integrate)
Dentists usually amalgamate mercury with silver to create dental fillings. (combine, mix)
The world-famous chef likes to amalgamate many different ingredients to create her savory dishes. (combine, integrate)
The report was an amalgam of facts from many different sources. (combination, blend) noun
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