a combination or blend of diverse things; "his theory is an amalgam of earlier ideas"
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
an additional ingredient that is added by mixing with the base; "the growing medium should be equal parts of sand and loam with an admixture of peat moss and cow manure"; "a large intermixture of sand"
the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something
the act of blending components together thoroughly
a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings; "`smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'"; "`motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'"; "`brunch' is a well-known portmanteau"
an occurrence of thorough mixing
mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"
combine into one; "blend the nuts and raisins together"; "he blends in with the crowd"; "We don't intermingle much"
blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs"