Definition for A-MAL'GAM

A-MAL'GAM, n. [Gr. μαλαγμα, from μαλασσω, to soften. Its usual derivation is certainly erroneous.]

  1. A compound of mercury or quicksilver with another metal; any metallic alloy, of which mercury forms an essential constituent part. – Cyc.
  2. A mixture or compound of different things. – Burke.

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