amalgamate /əˈmalɡəmeɪt/


I. verb

1. combine or unite to form one organization or structure

[with obj.]

he amalgamated his company with another
[no obj.]
numerous small British railway companies amalgamated.
2. [with obj.]
[Chemistry] alloy (a metal) with mercury.

(as adj. amalgamated)

amalgamated zinc.
– origin early 17th cent.: from medieval Latin amalgamat- ‘formed into a soft mass’, from the verb amalgamare, from amalgama (see amalgam).

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