"alloy" in the noun sense
1. alloy, metal
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"
2. admixture, alloy
the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something
"alloy" in the verb sense
1. debase, alloy
lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
make an alloy of
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