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alloyed


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alloy  \Al*loy"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Alloyed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Alloying}.]  [F.  aloyer  OF  alier,  allier,  later  allayer, 
  fr  L.  aligare  See  {Alloy},  n.,  {Ally},  v.  t.,  and  cf 
  {Allay}.] 
  1.  To  reduce  the  purity  of  by  mixing  with  a  less  valuable 
  substance;  as  to  alloy  gold  with  silver  or  copper,  or 
  silver  with  copper. 
 
  2.  To  mix,  as  metals,  so  as  to  form  a  compound. 
 
  3.  To  abate,  impair,  or  debase  by  mixture;  to  allay;  as  to 
  alloy  pleasure  with  misfortunes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alloyed 
  adj  1:  (used  of  metals)  debased  by  mixture  with  an  infereior 
  element 
  2:  (used  of  metals)  blended  to  obtain  a  desired  property 




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