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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Amalgam

AMAL'GAM, noun [Gr. to soften. Its usual derivation is certainly erroneous.]

1. A mixture of mercury or quicksilver with another metal; any metallic alloy, of which mercury forms an essential constituent part.

2. A mixture or compound of different things.