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Meaning of amalgamate

a•mal•ga•mate

Pronunciation: (u-mal'gu-māt"), [key]
— v., -mat•ed, -mat•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to mix or merge so as to make a combination; blend; unite; combine: to amalgamate two companies.
  2. to mix or alloy (a metal) with mercury.
—v.i.
  1. to combine, unite, merge, or coalesce: The three schools decided to amalgamate.
  2. to blend with another metal, as mercury.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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