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amalgam

noun uk   us   /əˈmæl.ɡəm/

amalgam noun (OF METALS)

[U] specialized chemistry, medical a mixture of mercury and another metal, especially one used by dentists to repair teeth: an amalgam filling

amalgam noun (OF PARTS)

[S] a combination of parts that create a complete whole: The show was a wonderful amalgam of dance, music, and drama. Nearly every new parent feels an amalgam of joy and terror.
Translations of “amalgam”
in Vietnamese hỗn hợp…
in Spanish Amalgama…
in Thai การผสม…
in Malaysian amalgam…
in Chinese (Traditional) 多種金屬, (尤指牙醫用來補牙的)汞合金,汞齊…
in Indonesian campuran…
in Chinese (Simplified) 多种金属, (尤指牙医用来补牙的)汞合金,汞齐…
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