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Word of the day: Amalgamate

Amalgamate

[ə-MAL-ɡə-mait]

Part of speech: verb

Origin: Latin, early 17th century

Combine or unite to form one organization or structure.

Examples of amalgamate in a sentence

"Lourdes wanted to amalgamate the metals to see if the alloy was stronger."

"Mark was excited to amalgamate his work and living space under one roof."

About Amalgamate

This word originates from the medieval Latin “amalgamat-,” meaning “formed into a soft mass.”

Did you Know?

“Amalgamate” is a term often used in scientific fields. For example, silver amalgamated with mercury was commonly used for dental fillings through the 20th century before the risks associated with the amalgam were commonly known.

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