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.
Some manufacturers use an amalgamator to distribute these uniformly through the soap, which eliminates at least one milling.
Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
He had heard the amalgamator, and whirled like lightning and dashed out of the mill and into the darkness.
Frank Merriwell, Junior’s, Golden Trail Burt L. Standish
to combine or cause to combine; unite
to alloy (a metal) with mercury
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).
a female given name. Historical Examples Then Amalia understood many things better than ever before, and grew if possible more tender of her mother. The Eye of Dread Payne Erskine The Abbate led the way, with Marcolina and Amalia on either side. Casanova’s Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler But still he persisted, “Amalia––never mind what your father […]
noether Noether (nŭ’tər) German mathematician who was a major contributor to the development of modern algebra and geometry. She is best noted for introducing Noether’s theorem (1915).
a nymph who brought up the infant Zeus on the milk of a goat: in some versions she is the goat rather than a nymph. Historical Examples Others claim that it was the goat of Amalthaea, which fed Jupiter with her milk. The Ruins C. F. [Constantin Francois de] Volney Aulus Gellius says that Amalthaea […]
Classical Mythology, . Astronomy. a small natural satellite of the planet Jupiter. a nymph who brought up the infant Zeus on the milk of a goat: in some versions she is the goat rather than a nymph. Historical Examples But Rhea hid the child in a cave in the island of Crete, where the goat […]