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Noun: alloy  'a,loy
  1. A mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
    "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper";
    - metal
     
  2. The state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something
    - admixture
Verb: alloy  'a,loy
  1. (metallurgy) lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
    - debase
     
  2. (metallurgy) make an alloy of

Derived forms: alloyed, alloying, alloys

Type of: blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, devalue, flux, fuse, immix, impureness, impurity, meld, merge, mix, mixture

Encyclopedia: Alloy, West Virginia