ALLOY', verb transitive [Latin alligo, ad and ligo, to bind. Gr.]
1. To reduce the purity of a metal, by mixing with it a portion of one less valuable; as, to alloy gold with silver, or silver with copper.
2. To mix metals.
3. To reduce or abate by mixture; as, to alloy pleasure with misfortunes.
1. A baser metal mixed with a finer.
2. The mixture of different metals; any metallic compound; this is its common signification in chimistry.
3. Evil mixed with good; as, no happiness is without alloy