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Definition of 'alloy'


  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"
       Synonyms: metal
  2. the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something
       Synonyms: admixture


  1. lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
       Synonyms: debase
  2. make an alloy of

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