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amalgam
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amalgam
     n 1: an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used
          by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron
          and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists
          refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams
          [syn: {dental amalgam}]
     2: a combination or blend of diverse things; "his theory is an
        amalgam of earlier ideas"
Source: WordNet® 2.0


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