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amalgam

noun

1 amalgam

An alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams.

synonym: dental amalgam.

Roget 41: mixture, admixture, commixture, commixtion; commixion, intermixture, alloyage, matrimony; junction etc. 43; combination etc. 48; ... show more

Roget 48: combination; mixture etc. 41; junction etc. 43; union, unification, synthesis, incorporation, amalgamation, embodiment, ... show more

Dutch: amalgaam
Polish: amalgamat stomatologiczny



2 amalgam

A combination or blend of diverse things.


Moby thesaurus: admixture, alloy, alloyage, amalgamation, blend, combination, combo, commixture, composite, composition, compound, concoction, confection, ensemble, fusion, immixture, interfusion, intermixture, magma, mix ... show more.

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