1. 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
    • Less specific
      • alloy
      • metal
  2. a combination or blend of diverse things; “his theory is an amalgam of earlier ideas”
    • Less specific
      • combination
    • Related
      • mix
      • mingle
      • commix
      • unify
      • amalgamate