Verb amalgamate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


amalgamate (third-person singular simple present amalgamates, present participle amalgamating, simple past and past participle amalgamated)

  1. (transitive) To merge, to combine, to blend, to join.
  2. To make an alloy of a metal and mercury.
  3. (transitive, mathematics) To combine (free groups) by identifying respective isomorphic subgroups.

More definition: mix or merge so as to make a combination; blend; unite; combine, to amalgamate two companies.

2.Metallurgy. to mix or alloy (a metal) with mercury. combine, unite, merge, or coalesce, The three schools decided to amalgamate. blend with another metal, as mercury.

1. to combine or cause to combine; unite

2. to alloy (a metal) with mercury Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1650s, back-formation from amalgamation, or from adjective amalgamate (1640s) from amalgam. Originally in metallurgy; figurative sense of "to unite" (races, etc.) is attested from 180

2. Related, Amalgamated; amalgamating. Earlier verb was amalgamen (1540s).


With Epiphanes, his son, he was the leader of a philosophic school basing its theories mainly upon Platonism, and striving to amalgamate Plato's Republic with the Christian ideal of human brotherhood.

Alexander had planned to amalgamate the former rulers of the world with his Macedonians; but his death was followed by a Macedonian reaction.

The general characters of a soap are a certain greasiness to the touch, ready solubility in water, with formation of viscid solutions which on agitation yield a tenacious froth or " lather," an indisposition to crystallize, readiness to amalgamate with small proportions of hot water into homogeneous slimes, which on cooling set into jellies or more or less consistent pastes.

For many years proposals to amalgamate the working of the companies and displace them by a central public authority were put forward from time to time.

The more elaborate work, Vom Ich als Princip der Philosophie, oder g über das Unbedingte im menschlichen Wissen (1795), which, still remaining within the limits of the Fichtean idealism, however, exhibits unmistakable traces of a tendency to give the Fichtean method a more objective application, and to amalgamate with it Spinoza's more realistic view of things.

To this corresponds the fact that, instead of acting on the doctrines of Aristotle and Callisthenes, - and treating the Macedonians and Greeks as masters, the Asiatics as servants, Alexander had impartial recourse to the powers of all his subjects and strove to amalgamate them.

Up to 1887 the claims in the mine were held by a large number of individuals, but coincident with the efforts to amalgamate the interest in the Kimberley mines a similar movement took place at Jagersfontein, and by 1893 all the claims became the property of one company, which has a working arras ement with the De Beers corporation.

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