Webster's Writer's Dictionary


A*mal"gam [F. amalgame, prob. fr. L. malagma, Gr.

1. An alloy of mercury with another metal or metals; as, an amalgam of tin, bismuth, etc.

Note: Medalists apply the term to soft alloys generally.

2. A mixture or compound of different things.

3. (Min.)

A native compound of mercury and silver.


A*mal"gam [Cf. F. amalgamer]

To amalgamate. Boyle. B. Jonson.