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uh mal guhm

  • n  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
  • n  a combination or blend of diverse things
    his theory is an amalgam of earlier ideas

  • Yet, like those in water, amalgam's components are tightly bonded to each other.
  • A strange amalgam of beliefs formed the complicated core of Gandhism.
  • The 173rd Airborne commanders suspect an amalgam of local Turkoman parties under the banner of the Iraqi Turkoman Front (ITF) were to be used by the covert team to wreak havoc.
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