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English noun: alloy

1. alloy (substance) a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten


SamplesBrass is an alloy of zinc and copper.


Synonymsmetal


Broader (hypernym)mixture


Narrower (hyponym)18-karat gold, 22-karat gold, Alnico, amalgam, babbitt, Babbitt metal, bearing metal, Britannia metal, Carboloy, cheoplastic metal, copper-base alloy, dental amalgam, dental gold, Duralumin, electrum, fusible metal, German silver, heavy metal, Inconel, Invar, nickel alloy, nickel silver, nickel-base alloy, oreide, oroide, pewter, pinchbeck, pot metal, pyrophoric alloy, shot metal, solder, steel, Stellite, sterling silver, tambac, tombac, tombak, type metal, white gold, white metal, Wood's alloy, Wood's metal


Substance holonymprimary solid solution, solid solution

2. alloy (state) the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something


Synonymsadmixture


Broader (hypernym)impureness, impurity


English verb: alloy

1. alloy (change) lower in value by increasing the base-metal content


Synonymsdebase


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)devalue


Domain categorymetallurgy

2. alloy (change) make an alloy of


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry, metallurgy









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