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v. mix metals; corrupt by adding other substances; reduce in value or quality
n. mixture of metals; precious metal (i.e. gold or silver) mixed with an inferior metal

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An alloy is a mixture of metals or a mixture of a metal and another element. Alloys are defined by metallic bonding character. An alloy may be a solid solution of metal elements (a single phase) or a mixture of metallic phases (two or more solutions). Intermetallic compounds are alloys with a defined stoichiometry and crystal structure. Zintl phases are also sometimes considered alloys depending on bond types (see also: Van Arkel-Ketelaar triangle for information on classifying bonding in binary compounds).

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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"
(synonym) metal
(hypernym) mixture
(hyponym) heavy metal
(substance-meronym) solid solution, primary solid solution
(derivation) debase
2. the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something
(synonym) admixture
(hypernym) impurity, impureness

1. lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
(synonym) debase
(hypernym) devalue
(derivation) metal
(classification) metallurgy
2. make an alloy of
(hypernym) blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge
(classification) chemistry, chemical science

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