Meaning of ALLOY in English


Pronunciation: ə - ' lo ̇ i also ' a- ˌ lo ̇ i

Function: transitive verb

Date: 1661

1 a : TEMPER , MODERATE b : to impair or debase by admixture

2 : to reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable metal

3 : to mix so as to form an alloy

intransitive verb : to lend itself to being alloyed <iron alloy s well>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.