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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.


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


Broader (hypernym)impureness, impurity

English verb: alloy

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


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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