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alloy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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alloyal‧loy1 /ˈælɔɪ $ ˈælɔɪ, əˈlɔɪ/ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 TIHCMa metal that consists of two or more metals mixed together 🔊 Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc.
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alloyThe pipes are made of an alloy of copper and zinc.The engine block and alloy cylinder head is shared with the 1.4-litre Energy engine so the bore is identical.Gun Metal A copper based alloy including tin which was originally used for casting cannons.The Round Table sends for the director of the industrial combine responsible for the ferrous alloy factory.An extra $ 1,000 gets you our tester, which also had alloy wheels and anti-lock brakes.It is also opening up a rare advance in the ancient art of making metal alloys.However, it commonly occurs as a natural alloy with silver, and methods were therefore developed to purify the gold.The result: a whole range of new alloys, tailored to meet new needs.New features include three new alloy wheel designs and much-needed new stalk controls.
alloyal‧loy2 /əˈlɔɪ $ əˈlɔɪ, ˈælɔɪ/ verb [transitive + with] 🔊 🔊 technical to mix one metal with another→ See Verb table
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alloyFor certain purposes gold was alloyed intentionally.Dishonest people would now be free of the salutary fear which alloyed their admiration of the confiding temperament of tradesmen.The value of this precious metal could be modified by alloying with baser materials.
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Verb table
alloy
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyalloy
he, she, italloys
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyalloyed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave alloyed
he, she, ithas alloyed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad alloyed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill alloy
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have alloyed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam alloying
he, she, itis alloying
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you, we, theyare alloying
Past
I, he, she, itwas alloying
you, we, theywere alloying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been alloying
he, she, ithas been alloying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been alloying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be alloying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been alloying
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