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amalgam

Pronunciation: /əˈmælgəm/

Translation of amalgam in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 countable/numerable (mixture) amalgama (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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)
    Example sentences
    • 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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