Amalgamate



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

We buy up and amalgamate all the leading manufactories of temperance drinks throughout the kingdom.
The Prude’s Progress Jerome K. Jerome

Mercury does not amalgamate with copper so readily as with gold or silver.
Hittel on Gold Mines and Mining John S. Hittell

A council, consisting of such heterogenous materials, never did and never will amalgamate well together.
Embassy to the Eastern Courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat Edmund Roberts

The law cannot possibly lower its standard, nor yet amalgamate with grace.
Notes on the book of Exodus C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh

In vain did I labour to amalgamate together all the contradictions and conflicts in your character and gestures.
The Devil’s Elixir E. T. A. Hoffmann

These sometimes fail to amalgamate, and so the artistic precipitation is cloudy.
Iconoclasts James Huneker

He conceived a great admiration for Francis, and tried very hard to get him to consent to amalgamate the two.
Brother Francis Eileen Douglas

The historical error was that Russia did not amalgamate with the Tartars.
The Created Legend Feodor Sologub

From the beginning, the French showed a tendency to amalgamate with the forest tribes.
The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada Francis Parkman

The black and white races had not amalgamated and were not inclining to amalgamate.
The English in the West Indies James Anthony Froude

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

1650s, back-formation from amalgamation, or from adjective amalgamate (1640s) from amalgam. Originally in metallurgy; figurative sense of “to unite” (races, etc.) is attested from 1802. Related: Amalgamated; amalgamating. Earlier verb was amalgamen (1540s).

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