Translation of amalgam in Spanish:

amalgam

Pronunciation: /əˈmælgəm/

n

  • 1.1 countable/numerable (combination) 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 uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable [Dentistry/Odontología] [Metallurgy/Metalurgia] 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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