amalgam - definitions and synonyms

amalgam noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams

    Synonyms:

    dental amalgam
  2. English Meaning: 

    : a combination or blend of diverse things

    Example Sentenses:

    • his theory is an amalgam of earlier ideas