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amalgamate (v.)

1650s, "mix (a metal) with mercury," a back-formation from amalgamation, or else from obsolete adjective amalgamate (1640s) from amalgam (q.v.). Originally in metallurgy; figurative transitive sense of "to unite" (races, etc.) is attested from 1802; intransitive sense "to combine, unite into one body" is from 1797. Related: Amalgamated; amalgamating. Earlier verbs were amalgam (1540s); amalgamize (1590s).

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Definitions of amalgamate
1
amalgamate (v.)
to bring or combine together or with something else;
Synonyms: mix / mingle / commix / unify
2
amalgamate (adj.)
joined together into a whole;
the amalgamated colleges constituted a university
Synonyms: amalgamated / coalesced / consolidated / fused
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