Definition of amalgamate in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈmalɡəmeɪt/


1Combine or unite to form one organization or structure: [with object]: he amalgamated his company with another [no object]: numerous small British railway companies amalgamated
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  • He was also a keen hurler and in recent years saw his beloved Ballinakill Club amalgamated with Woodford.
  • A business is often sold, purchased, merged, or amalgamated with another business by the purchase and sale of either assets or shares.
  • The East Yorkshire Regiment amalgamated with the West Yorkshire Regiment in 1958 to form the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire.
combine, merge, unite, integrate, fuse, blend, mingle, coalesce, consolidate, meld, intermingle, mix, intermix, incorporate, affiliate;
join (together), join forces, band (together), club together, get together, link (up), team up, go into partnership, pool resources;
informal gang up, gang together
literary commingle
1.1 [with object] Chemistry Alloy (a metal) with mercury: (as adjective amalgamated) amalgamated zinc
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  • Corrosion of pure and amalgamated zinc in pure concentrated solutions was investigated using two methods.
  • The general course of the decay curves was similar for polished and amalgamated zinc.
  • It was furthermore shown that there is at atmospheric pressure very strong tendency for mercury to amalgamate iron.


Early 17th century: from medieval Latin amalgamat- 'formed into a soft mass', from the verb amalgamare, from amalgama (see amalgam).

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