See also: Amalgam and amalgám

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From Medieval Latin amalgama (mercury alloy), from Arabic اَلْمَلْغَم(al-malḡam, emollient poultice or unguent for sores), from Ancient Greek μάλαγμα (málagma, emollient; malleable material), from μαλάσσω (malássō, to soften), from μαλακός (malakós, soft). Doublet of malagma. For the verb, compare French amalgamer.

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  • IPA(key): /əˈmæl.ɡəm/
  • Hyphenation: a‧mal‧gam
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amalgam (countable and uncountable, plural amalgams)

  1. (metallurgy) An alloy containing mercury.
  2. A combination of different things.
    • 1960 March, J. P. Wilson, E. N. C. Haywood, “The route through the Peak - Derby to Manchester: Part One”, in Trains Illustrated, page 149:
      This was the Ambergate, Nottingham & Boston & Eastern Junction Railway, an amalgam of a number of separate schemes put forward in 1845, which secured its Act on July 16, 1846.
  3. One of the ingredients in an alloy.

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amalgam (third-person singular simple present amalgams, present participle amalgaming, simple past and past participle amalgamed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, archaic) To amalgamate (something) with a thing.

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amalgam n (genitive singular amalgams, no plural)

  1. amalgam

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From Dutch amalgaam, from French amalgame, from Latin amalgama, from Medieval Latin amalgama (mercury alloy), from Arabic اَلْمَلْغَم(al-malḡam, emollient poultice or unguent for sores), from Ancient Greek μάλαγμα (málagma, emollient; malleable material), from μαλάσσω (malássō, to soften), from μαλακός (malakós, soft).

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  • IPA(key): [ˈamalɡam]
  • Hyphenation: amal‧gam

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amalgam (first-person possessive amalgamku, second-person possessive amalgammu, third-person possessive amalgamnya)

  1. amalgam:
    1. (chemistry) an alloy containing mercury.
    2. (dentistry) material of silver tooth fillings.

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amalgam (Jawi spelling املݢم‎, plural amalgam-amalgam, informal 1st possessive amalgamku, 2nd possessive amalgammu, 3rd possessive amalgamnya)

  1. (metallurgy) amalgam

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Internationalism; compare English amalgam. Possibly borrowed from German Amalgam, French amalgame, or Spanish amalgama,[1][2] ultimately from Medieval Latin amalgama, from Arabic الْمَلْغَم(al-malḡam), from Ancient Greek μάλαγμα (málagma).[3] First attested in 1771.[4]

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  • IPA(key): /aˈmal.ɡam/
  • Rhymes: -alɡam
  • Syllabification: a‧mal‧gam

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amalgam m inan

  1. (metallurgy) amalgam (alloy containing mercury)
    Synonyms: amalgamat, ortęć
  2. (literary) amalgam (combination of different things)
    Synonyms: aliaż, amalgamat, melanż, mieszanina, mieszanka

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  1. ^ Mirosław Bańko; Lidia Wiśniakowska (2021), “amalgam”, in Wielki słownik wyrazów obcych, →ISBN
  2. ^ Bańkowski, Andrzej (2000), “amalgam”, in Etymologiczny słownik języka polskiego [Etymological Dictionary of the Polish Language] (in Polish)
  3. ^ Witold Doroszewski, editor (1958–1969), “amalgam”, in Słownik języka polskiego (in Polish), Warszawa: PWN
  4. ^ Józef Feliks Rogaliński (1771) Doswiadczenia skutkow rzeczy pod zmysły podpadaiących na publicznych posiedzeniach w szkołach poznańskich Societatis Jesu na widok wystawione y wykladane, Jego Krolewskiey Mosci Panu naszemu Miłościwemu ofiarowane[1], volume 1, page 125

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Borrowed from French amalgame, from Latin amalgama.

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  • IPA(key): /a.mal.ˈɡam/
  • Rhymes: -am
  • Hyphenation: a‧mal‧gam

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amalgam n (plural amalgame)

  1. amalgam

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  • IPA(key): /amǎlɡaːm/
  • Hyphenation: a‧mal‧gam

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amàlgām m (Cyrillic spelling ама̀лга̄м)

  1. amalgam

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amalgam n

  1. amalgam

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Uncountable
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Nominative amalgam amalgamet
Genitive amalgams amalgamets