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Part of speech: verb

Origin: Latin, early 17th century


Combine or unite to form one organization or structure.

Examples of Amalgamate in a sentence

"Lourdes wanted to amalgamate the metals to see if the hybrid was stronger."

"Mark was excited to amalgamate his work and living space under one roof."

About Amalgamate

This word originates from the medieval Latin “amalgamat-,” meaning “formed into a soft mass.” This comes from the verb “amalgamare,” from “amalgama.”

Did you Know?

“Amalgamate” is a term often used in scientific fields. For instance, a substance made of multiple metals is called an alloy —such as silver amalgamated with mercury, which was commonly used for dental fillings.

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