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- 1. amalgam, dental amalgam, alloy, metal
- usage: an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams
- 2. amalgam, combination
- usage: a combination or blend of diverse things; "his theory is an amalgam of earlier ideas"
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