Associations to the word «Alloy»


ALLOY, noun. A metal that is a combination of two or more elements, at least one of which is a metal.
ALLOY, noun. An admixture; something added which stains, taints etc.
ALLOY, verb. To mix or combine; often used of metals.
ALLOY, verb. To reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable substance.
ALLOY, verb. (figurative) To impair or debase by mixture.
ALLOY STEEL, noun. Steel that has been alloyed with other materials in order to improve its mechanical properties
ALLOY WHEEL, noun. (automotive) a wheel rim made from an aluminium alloy
ALLOY WHEEL, noun. (slang) mag wheel
ALLOY WHEELS, noun. Plural of alloy wheel

Dictionary definition

ALLOY, noun. A mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper".
ALLOY, noun. The state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something.
ALLOY, verb. Lower in value by increasing the base-metal content.
ALLOY, verb. Make an alloy of.

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