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amalgam

amalgam - Dictionary definition and meaning for word amalgam

Definition
(noun) an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams
Synonyms : dental amalgam

Definition
(noun) a combination or blend of diverse things
Example Sentence
  • his theory is an amalgam of earlier ideas

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for amalgam

Amalgam , remember balgam (in Hindi).. the yellow sticky fluid that comes out of our mouth when we cough.. Its a mixture of all kinds of weird things - saliva, mucus, etc.
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by aka.bhagvanji

amalgum ~ a + mal + gum; imagine that you went to a shopping mall to buy gum to stick few things together.
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by editor1

like chewing gum=amalgum which is mixture of metal to fill in teeth
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by punit.1990

AMALGAM<===> मिश्रण (pr. \\mishraN \\ )[Noun] Example:A coalition govt. is an amalgam of many political parties.
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by tpant

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