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Definition 1: the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for alloy in the sense of this definition

(alloy is a kind of ...) the condition of being impure

Definition 2: a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where alloy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • brass is an alloy of zinc and copper

Synonyms for alloy in the sense of this definition

(alloy is a kind of ...) (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)

(... is a kind of alloy ) an alloy based on tungsten with cobalt or nickel as a binder; used in making metal-cutting tools

(... is a kind of alloy ) an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range

(... is a kind of alloy ) any alloy that fuses at low temperatures and can be used molding artificial teeth

(... is a kind of alloy ) any alloy whose principal component is copper

(... is a kind of alloy ) an alloy of gold used in dentistry

(... is a kind of alloy ) an aluminum-based alloy

(... is a kind of alloy ) a nickel-base alloy with chromium and iron; used in gas-turbine blades

(... is a kind of alloy ) an alloy of iron and nickel having a low coefficient of thermal expansion; used in tuning forks and measuring tapes and other instruments

(... is a kind of alloy ) an alloy whose main constituent is nickel

(... is a kind of alloy ) a silver-white alloy containing copper and zinc and nickel

(... is a kind of alloy ) an alloy that emits sparks when struck or scratched with steel; used in lighter flints

(... is a kind of alloy ) an alloy that is 98% lead and 2% arsenic; used in making small shot

(... is a kind of alloy ) a very hard alloy of cobalt and chromium with cobalt as the principal ingredient; used to make cutting tools and for surfaces subject to heavy wear

(... is a kind of alloy ) a silver alloy with no more than 7.5% copper

(... is a kind of alloy ) an alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gilding

(... is a kind of alloy ) an alloy similar to pewter

(... is a kind of alloy ) an alloy of tin with some copper and antimony; a lining for bearings that reduces friction

(... is a kind of alloy ) a metal of relatively high density (specific gravity greater than about 5) or of high relative atomic weight (especially one that is poisonous like mercury or lead)

(... is a kind of alloy ) an alloy that contains 75 per cent gold

(... is a kind of alloy ) an alloy that contains 87 per cent gold

(... is a kind of alloy ) alloy of copper and tin and zinc; used in imitation gold jewelry

(... is a kind of alloy ) trade name for an alloy used to make high-energy permanent magnets; contains aluminum and iron and nickel plus cobalt or copper or titanium

(... is a kind of alloy ) 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

(... is a kind of alloy ) an alloy with a low melting point and used as solder and in safety plugs and sprinkler fuses

(... is a kind of alloy ) an alloy of gold and silver

(... is a kind of alloy ) any of various alloys of tin with small amounts of other metals (especially lead)

(... is a kind of alloy ) an alloy of copper and zinc that is used in cheap jewelry to imitate gold

(... is a kind of alloy ) an alloy of copper and lead used especially for making large pots

(... is a kind of alloy ) an alloy (usually of lead and tin) used when melted to join two metal surfaces

(... is a kind of alloy ) a pale alloy of gold usually with platinum or nickel or palladium

(... is a kind of alloy ) an alloy of tin and lead and antimony used to make printing type

(... is a kind of alloy ) an alloy (often of lead or tin base) used for bearings

(... is a kind of alloy ) a fusible alloy that is half bismuth plus lead, tin, and cadmium; melts at about 160 degrees Fahrenheit

(alloy is made of the substance ...) a homogeneous solid that can exist over a range of component chemicals; a constituent of alloys that is formed when atoms of an element are incorporated into the crystals of a metal

Definition 3: lower in value by increasing the base-metal content - [verb of change]

Synonyms for alloy in the sense of this definition

(alloy is a kind of ...) lower the value or quality of

"The tear devalues the painting"

(alloy belongs to category ...) the science and technology of metals

Definition 4: make an alloy of - [verb of change]

(alloy is a kind of ...) mix together different elements

"The colors blend well"

(alloy belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

(alloy belongs to category ...) the science and technology of metals

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