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Examples of amalgamate in a Sentence
amalgamating different styles of music
They amalgamated the hospital and the university.
Recent Examples of amalgamate from the Web
Sony Music U.K. is to merge its two artist and label services divisions Red Essential and The Orchard into one amalgamated company.
FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL ME Sony Music U.K. is to merge its two artist and label services divisions Red Essential and The Orchard into one amalgamated company.
Unilever was formed in 1929, when the British Lever Brothers company and the Dutch Margarine Unie decided to amalgamate.
The story is essentially the same as in the film, though reducing the number of dinner guests from 17 to 12 involves amalgamating some characters into single roles.
And that’s a sign of trauma and stress, when family groups amalgamate into a mega-herd for safety.
So, out there right now are kids who are steeped in music, steeped in the technology, and their synaptic connections are going to take all of that stuff and synthesize it, amalgamate it, and combine it in some fashion!
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amalgamate Can Be Used Technically and Generally
The noun amalgam derives by way of Middle French from Medieval Latin amalgama. It was first used in the 15th century with the meaning "a mixture of mercury and another metal." (Today, you are likely to encounter this sense in the field of dentistry; amalgams can be used for filling holes in teeth.) Over time, use of "amalgam" broadened to include any mixture of elements.and by the 18th century the word was also being applied figuratively, as in "an amalgam of citizens." The verb "amalgamate" has been in use since at least 1617. It too can be used either technically, implying the creation of an alloy of mercury, or more generally for the formation of any compound or combined entity.
Synonym Discussion of amalgamate
AMALGAMATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of amalgamate for English Language Learners
: to unite (two or more things, such as two businesses) into one thing
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