amalgamate

[uh-mal-guh-meyt]
verb (used with object), amalgamated, amalgamating.
1.
to mix or merge so as to make a combination; blend; unite; combine: to amalgamate two companies.
2.
Metallurgy. to mix or alloy (a metal) with mercury.
verb (used without object), amalgamated, amalgamating.
3.
to combine, unite, merge, or coalesce: The three schools decided to amalgamate.
4.
to blend with another metal, as mercury.

Origin:
1635–45 amalgam + ate1

amalgamable, adjective
amalgamative, adjective
amalgamator, noun
reamalgamate, verb, reated, reating.
unamalgamable, adjective
unamalgamated, adjective
unamalgamating, adjective
unamalgamative, adjective
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amalgamate (əˈmælɡəˌmeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to combine or cause to combine; unite
2.  to alloy (a metal) with mercury

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amalgamate
1650s, from pp. adj. (1640s) from amalgam (q.v.). Originally in metallurgy; figurative sense of "to unite" (races, etc.) is attested from 1802.
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Example sentences
To fully integrate is to eventually assimilate and amalgamate.
Some departments grow, some shrink, some amalgamate.
Class actions amalgamate many similar but small complaints into one big one.
Whisk the mixture to amalgamate.
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