alloy (n.)

  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

    [ Syn: metal ]

  2. the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something

    [ Syn: admixture ]

    alloy (v.)

  1. lower in value by increasing the base-metal content

    [ Syn: debase ]

  2. make an alloy of

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