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.

Usage Examples:

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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