alloy

Part of speech: verb

To mix with or form into an alloy; temper; debase.

Part of speech: noun

A mixture of two or more metals, or the baser metal in such mixture.

Part of speech: noun

Anything that reduces purity or excellence.

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Usage examples "alloy":

  1. To this day, however, I fancy that there is a contemptuous alloy mixed up with the admiration which the higher classes of English society profess for their literary men.
  2. " That is undoubtedly silver, or some alloy of metals of which silver is the principal part. - "The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island", Roger Thompson Finlay.
  3. Their supplies of this alloy were limited, for it could be produced only in the Lo- Tan shops, for it was only there that they could develop the degree of electronic power necessary for its manufacture. - "The Airlords of Han", Philip Francis Nowlan.