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Definition of amalgamate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    amalgamate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//əˈmælɡəmeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈmælɡəmeɪt//
     
    amalgamate (something) (with/into something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they amalgamate
    BrE BrE//əˈmælɡəmeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈmælɡəmeɪt//
     
    he / she / it amalgamates
    BrE BrE//əˈmælɡəmeɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈmælɡəmeɪts//
     
    past simple amalgamated
    BrE BrE//əˈmælɡəmeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈmælɡəmeɪtɪd//
     
    past participle amalgamated
    BrE BrE//əˈmælɡəmeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈmælɡəmeɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form amalgamating
    BrE BrE//əˈmælɡəmeɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈmælɡəmeɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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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.
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from medieval Latin amalgamat- ‘formed into a soft mass’, from the verb amalgamare, from amalgama, from Greek malagma ‘an emollient’.
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