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Overview of noun amalgam

The noun amalgam has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. amalgam, dental amalgam

(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)

2. amalgam

(a combination or blend of diverse things; "his theory is an amalgam of earlier ideas")

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