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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 al·loy /ˈæˌlɔɪ ||əˈlɔɪ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 al·loy /ˈælˌɔɪ, əˈlɔɪ/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·loy, v. t. To form a metallic compound.
    Gold and iron alloy with ease.   --Ure.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·loy, n.
 1. Any combination or compound of metals fused together; a mixture of metals; for example, brass, which is an alloy of copper and zinc. But when mercury is one of the metals, the compound is called an amalgam.
 2. The quality, or comparative purity, of gold or silver; fineness.
 3. A baser metal mixed with a finer.
    Fine silver is silver without the mixture of any baser metal. Alloy is baser metal mixed with it.   --Locke.
 4. Admixture of anything which lessens the value or detracts from; as, no happiness is without alloy. “Pure English without Latin alloy.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·loy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alloyed p. pr. & vb. n. Alloying.]
 1. To reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable substance; as, to alloy gold with silver or copper, or silver with copper.
 2. To mix, as metals, so as to form a compound.
 3. To abate, impair, or debase by mixture; to allay; as, to alloy pleasure with misfortunes.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or
           metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together
           or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an
           alloy of zinc and copper" [syn: metal]
      2: the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of
         something [syn: admixture]
      v 1: lower in value by increasing the base-metal content [syn: debase]
      2: make an alloy of