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alloy

noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˈæl.ɔɪ/
a metal that is made by mixing two or more metals, or a metal and another substance: Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. alloy wheels

alloy

verb [T] uk   us   /əˈlɔɪ/ literary
to spoil something or reduce it in value: My pleasure in receiving the letter was somewhat alloyed by its contents.
Translations of “alloy”
in Vietnamese hợp kim…
in Spanish aleación…
in Thai โลหะผสม…
in Malaysian aloi…
in French alliage…
in German die Legierung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 合金…
in Indonesian campuran logam…
in Russian сплав…
in Turkish alaşım…
in Chinese (Simplified) 合金…
in Polish stop…
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