To amalgamate is to combine different things to create something new. Institutions — such as banks, schools, or hospitals — often join forces and amalgamate with one other. But other things — like musical genres — get amalgamated as well.

The verb amalgamate original referred specifically to the mixture of metals, now however, it refers to any mixing or blending. A school board might decide to amalgamate two schools into one school due to a decrease in the student population, but amalgamating their mascots would be impossible.

Definitions of amalgamate

v bring or combine together or with something else

commix, mingle, mix, unify
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aggregate, combine
gather in a mass, sum, or whole
make a concoction (of) by mixing
combine, compound
combine so as to form a whole; mix
blend, immingle, intermingle, intermix
combine into one
incorporate, integrate
make into a whole or make part of a whole
unitise, unitize
make into a unit
combine (a radio frequency wave) with a locally generated wave of a different frequency so as to produce a new frequency equal to the sum or the difference between the two
sulfurette, sulphurette
combine with sulfur
mix or blend
combine with carbon
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alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

adj joined together into a whole

amalgamated, coalesced, consolidated, fused
characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity

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