Words everyday - amalgamate

The firm has amalgamated with an American company.

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Word amalgamate
Simple Definition to unite (two or more things, such as two businesses) into one thing
  Part of speech   verb
Others amalgamatornoun
Popularity Top 40% of words
Examples The firm has amalgamated with an American company.
该公司和一家美国公司合并了。
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It is similar to merge or join.But amalgamate mean the two different things become one ,the one is an entire thing.
When I searched the word in Google Image,the wired picture shown above came to me. In a computer game Undertale,amalgamate is a kind of monsters.You can find some videos on youtube.

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