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Etymology edit

From Medieval Latin amalgamātus, past participle of amalgamāre, amalgama.

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  • IPA(key): /əˈmælɡəˌmeɪt/
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amalgamate (third-person singular simple present amalgamates, present participle amalgamating, simple past and past participle amalgamated)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) To merge, to combine, to blend, to join.
    Synonym: mix
    Antonym: separate
    to amalgamate two races
    to amalgamate one race with another
    • 1796, Edmund Burke, A Letter from the Right Honourable Edmund Burke to a Noble Lord, on the Attacks Made upon Him and His Pension, [], 10th edition, London: [] J. Owen, [], and F[rancis] and C[harles] Rivington, [], →OCLC:
      Ingratitude is indeed their four cardinal virtues compacted and amalgamated into one.
  2. To make an alloy of a metal and mercury.
  3. (transitive, mathematics) To combine (free groups) by identifying respective isomorphic subgroups.

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Adjective edit

amalgamate (comparative more amalgamate, superlative most amalgamate)

  1. Coalesced; united; combined.

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  1. inflection of amalgamare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

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Participle edit

amalgamate f pl

  1. feminine plural of amalgamato

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  1. second-person singular voseo imperative of amalgamar combined with te