A*mal`ga*ma"tion (#), n. [Cf. F. amalgamation.]
The act or operation of compounding mercury with another metal; -- applied particularly to the process of separating gold and silver from their ores by mixing them with mercury.
The mixing or blending of different elements, races, societies, etc.; also, the result of such combination or blending; a homogeneous union.
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