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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 Origin early 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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