Pronunciation: (u-mal'gu-māt"), [key]
—v., -mat•ed, -mat•ing.
1. to mix or merge so as to make a combination; blend; unite; combine: to amalgamate two companies.
2. Metall.to mix or alloy (a metal) with mercury.
1. to combine, unite, merge, or coalesce: The three schools decided to amalgamate.
2. to blend with another metal, as mercury.
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