Pronunciation: (u-mal"gu-mā'shun), [key]
1. the act or process of amalgamating.
2. the state or result of being amalgamated.
3. Com.a consolidation of two or more corporations.
4. Metall.the extraction of precious metals from their ores by treatment with mercury.
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