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Definition of amalgamate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    amalgamate (something) (with/into something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they amalgamate
    he / she / it amalgamates
    past simple amalgamated
    -ing form amalgamating
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] if two organizations amalgamate or are amalgamated, they join together to form one large organization synonym merge A number of colleges have amalgamated to form the new university. amalgamate with/into something The company has now amalgamated with another local firm. amalgamate something They decided to amalgamate the two schools. amalgamate something with/into something The two companies were amalgamated into one.
  2. 2[transitive] amalgamate something (into/with something) to put two or more things together so that they form one synonym merge This information will be amalgamated with information obtained earlier.
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noun [uncountable, countable] the amalgamation of small farms into larger units
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: amalgamate