alloyed alloyed

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) (used of metals) debased by mixture with an inferior element
  2. (adj) (used of metals) blended to obtain a desired property

Usage(s):

  • Just as molybdenum and tungsten were obscure metals until it was found that they alloyed with steel to make a superlatively hard cutting material, so beryllium, discovered in .

News

  • Wire Stripper and Cutter handles 12-26 AWG stranded wire.

    Made from alloyed steel, Model 505ST features thumb-adjustable dial cam for changing wire sizes from 12 to 26 AWG and for keeping tool closed for storage. Ergonomic hand tool, designed for repeated cutting and stripping, has Light Touch™ return spring and non-slip Xuro-Rubber™ handle grips. Tool provides optimum working leverage and is suited for assembly and field service use. This ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

Quotes

  1. On March 15, 1789, Jefferson replied to Madison: "I am happy to find that, on the whole, you are a friend to this amendment. The declaration of rights is, like all other human blessings, alloyed with some inconveniences, and not accomplishing fully...
    on Oct 13, 2004 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: OpEdNews

  2. In a review in the New York Times when the book first came out, Jay McInerney, wrote of feeling "admiration alloyed with impatience veering toward strained credulity" as he read. "If Mr. Wallace were less talented, you would be inclined to...
    on Sep 15, 2008 By: Jay McInerney Source: Christian Science Monitor

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