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1. alloy

noun. ['ˈæˌlɔɪ'] a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten.

Synonyms

  • primary solid solution
  • copper-base alloy
  • tombac
  • 18-karat gold
  • Wood's metal
  • amalgam
  • metal
  • nickel alloy
  • pinchbeck
  • Inconel
  • tambac
  • pot metal
  • Wood's alloy
  • mixture
  • 22-karat gold
  • white metal
  • cheoplastic metal
  • white gold
  • Babbitt metal
  • dental gold
  • German silver
  • bearing metal
  • Britannia metal
  • tombak
  • electrum
  • steel
  • pewter
  • solid solution
  • oroide
  • oreide
  • solder
  • Duralumin
  • fusible metal
  • type metal
  • Carboloy
  • nickel silver
  • Invar
  • babbitt
  • sterling silver
  • dental amalgam
  • Stellite
  • pyrophoric alloy
  • Alnico
  • nickel-base alloy
  • shot metal

Antonyms

  • disunify
  • cool
  • defuse
  • take away

Etymology

  • alai (Anglo-Norman)
  • aloi (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • aloiier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • alligare (Latin)

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How do you pronounce alloy?

Pronounce alloy as ˈæˌlɔɪ.

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Example sentences of the word alloy


1. Noun, singular or mass
Call the manufacturer to inquire about the type of alloy your piece is made of.

Quotes containing the word alloy


1. Mr. Smith yelled at the doctor,What have you done to my boy?He's not flesh and blood,he's aluminum alloy!"The doctor said gently,What I'm going to saywill sound pretty wild.But you're not the father of this strange looking child.You see, there still is some questionabout the child's gender,but we think that its fatheris a microwave blender.
- Tim Burton, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories

2. alloy

noun. ['ˈæˌlɔɪ'] the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something.

Synonyms

  • impurity
  • admixture

Antonyms

  • nonmetallic
  • genuine
  • uncover

Etymology

  • alai (Anglo-Norman)
  • aloi (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • aloiier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • alligare (Latin)

3. alloy

verb. ['ˈæˌlɔɪ'] lower in value by increasing the base-metal content.

Synonyms

  • debase

Antonyms

  • increase
  • whiteness

Etymology

  • alai (Anglo-Norman)
  • aloi (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • aloiier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • alligare (Latin)

4. alloy

verb. ['ˈæˌlɔɪ'] make an alloy of.

Synonyms

  • immix
  • merge
  • coalesce
  • fuse
  • meld
  • mix
  • combine
  • conflate
  • blend
  • flux

Antonyms

  • disintegrate
  • analyze
  • lack
  • stand still

Etymology

  • alai (Anglo-Norman)
  • aloi (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • aloiier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • alligare (Latin)
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