Translation of amalgam in Spanish:

amalgam

Pronunciation: /əˈmælgəm/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 countable/numerable (mixture) amalgama (feminine)
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    • More than 50 years ago, writer Carey Williams described LA as ‘a curious amalgam of all America’.
    • In fact, what we're getting on November 30 is a curious amalgam of the reactionary and the progressive.
    • A curious amalgam of straight history and political pamphlet, it was relatively little read in antiquity, and its modern status has declined in recent years.
    1.2 u and c (alloy) (esp in dentistry) amalgama (feminine)
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    • Another use of silver alloys is in dental amalgams.
    • Depending upon the decorative nature of his work, he may also have known how to gild metals with an amalgam of mercury and gold.
    • Very small amounts of mercury collect in our bodies from a number of sources including the environment, our food and our amalgam fillings.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.