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- adj. mixed.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of alloy.
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- adj. (used of metals) debased by mixture with an inferior element
- adj. (used of metals) blended to obtain a desired property
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I should also say that Bush's "alloyed" nature doesn't annoy me very much at all.
The number of uninstantiated determinate disjuncts involved by many other determinables such as alloyed with more than one gram but less than a metric ton of gold is certainly huge.
Gold with 100% purity is soft for use in jewelry, so it is usually mixed with other metals or "alloyed" to make it harder.
Finally (g), he deposited contacts on the etched areas and alloyed them in.
Had not the term "pure" been so often abused in philosophic literature, had it not been so often employed to suggest that there is something alloyed, impure, in the very nature of experience and to denote something beyond experience, we might say that esthetic experience is pure experience.
You know, you think you're remembering a certain sunset that changed your life, but the memory is alloyed with other sunsets or sunsets in poetry and so on.
The Asian and Indian markets clearly prefer pure gold coins, while alloyed gold coins are more popular in the Western World.
Greed alloyed to ideals can be a very, very good thing.
Undiscriminating, spontaneous, and unlimited compassion for all sentient beings is obviously not the usual love that one has for friends or family, which is alloyed with ignorance, desire, and attachment.
On the right, it is alloyed with racial anxiety and prejudice.