verb (used with object), amalgamated, amalgamating.
to mix or merge so as to make a combination; blend; unite; combine: to amalgamate two companies.
Metallurgy. to mix or alloy (a metal) with mercury.
verb (used without object), amalgamated, amalgamating.
to combine, unite, merge, or coalesce: The three schools decided to amalgamate.
to blend with another metal, as mercury.

1635–45 amalgam + ate1

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

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Word Origin & History

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
Our art scene, restaurants, and good quality water have amalgamated into an awesome craft beer scene.
Added thereto was a satisfied curiosity amalgamated with a satisfied egoistic sense of rivalry.
Other hill tribes amalgamated with the new aristocracy.
Endowments are vague, amalgamated gestures toward a supposedly grand tomorrow.
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