amal·gam·ate /əˈmælgəˌmet/ 及物動詞
A·mal·ga·mate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Amalgamated; p. pr. & vb. n. Amalgamating.]
1. To compound or mix, as quicksilver, with another metal; to unite, combine, or alloy with mercury.
2. To mix, so as to make a uniform compound; to unite or combine; as, to amalgamate two races; to amalgamate one race with another.
Ingratitude is indeed their four cardinal virtues compacted and amalgamated into one. --Burke.
A·mal·ga·mate, v. i.
1. To unite in an amalgam; to blend with another metal, as quicksilver.
2. To coalesce, as a result of growth; to combine into a uniform whole; to blend; as, two organs or parts amalgamate.
A·mal·ga·mate A·mal·ga·ma·ted a. Coalesced; united; combined.
adj : joined together into a whole; "United Industries"; "the
amalgamated colleges constituted a university"; "a
consolidated school" [syn: amalgamated, coalesced,
v : to bring or combine together or with something else;
"resourcefully he mingled music and dance" [syn: mix, mingle,