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the act or process of .
the state or result of being .
Commerce. a consolidation of two or more corporations.
Metallurgy. the extraction of precious metals from their ores by treatment with mercury.
Contemporary Examples

Each model is an amalgamation of many different women; eyes from one, lips from another.
Mary Katrantzou and Garjan Atwood, in O Sense Lisa Larson-Walker January 18, 2013

These were sort of sober witnesses to the madness, so it was an amalgamation of thoughts of different women from the time.
Kate Bosworth Is Back and Crazy in Love Erin Cunningham November 4, 2013

The Gore Vidal character is an amalgamation of Gore Vidal and Edmund White.
On Stage as Gore Vidal Nicholas Wapshott January 10, 2009

Historical Examples

Really, now, you do not mean to say that there is a danger of—of amalgamation, do you?
The Quest of the Silver Fleece W. E. B. Du Bois

This is reflected in the terms of amalgamation with the Great Western Company.
The Story of the Cambrian C. P. Gasquoine

You are a chemist, and should know more of the amalgamation of colours.
Mohawks, Volume 3 of 3 Mary Elizabeth Braddon

What was the result of the amalgamation will form the subject of the next chapter.
Chaldea Znade A. Ragozin

Two causes led to the amalgamation of Christianity with Paganism.
Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions T. W. Doane

He began by the amalgamation of some tea plantations in Assam.
The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley Louis Tracy

In West Prussia the extermination or amalgamation of the native Lithuanians was earlier.
The Ethnology of Europe Robert Gordon Latham

the action or process of amalgamating
the state of being amalgamated
a method of extracting precious metals from their ores by treatment with mercury to form an amalgam
(commerce) another word for merger (sense 1)

1610s, noun of action from archaic amalgam (v.) “to alloy with mercury” (see amalgamate). Figurative, non-chemical sense of “a combining into one uniform whole” is attested from 1775.


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