Meaning of ALLOY in English

ALLOY

I. noun see: ally Date: 1604 the degree of mixture with base metals ; fineness, a substance composed of two or more metals or of a metal and a nonmetal intimately united usually by being fused together and dissolving in each other when molten, 3. an admixture that lessens value, an impairing alien element, a compound, mixture, or union of different things , a metal mixed with a more valuable metal to give durability or some other desired quality, II. Date: 1661 transitive verb 1. temper , moderate , to impair or debase by admixture, to reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable metal, to mix so as to form an ~, intransitive verb to lend itself to being ~ed

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