What does the word amalgamation mean?

Usage examples for amalgamation

  1. The citizens of the free States, the petitioners against slavery, the abolitionists of the free States in favor of amalgamation! – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. In the first place let me insist upon the fact that the population arising from the amalgamation of two races is always degenerate, that it loses the excellences of both primitive stocks to retain the vices or defects of both, and never to enjoy the physical vigor of either. – Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence by Louis Agassiz
  3. Besides enclosure, another process was going on, the consolidation of farms by the amalgamation of small holdings into larger ones. – A Short History of English Agriculture by W. H. R. Curtler