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 for alloy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Alloy \Al*loy"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alloyed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Alloying.] [F. aloyer, OF. alier, allier, later allayer,
     fr. L. aligare. See Alloy, n., Ally, v. t., and cf.
     1. To reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable
        substance; as, to alloy gold with silver or copper, or
        silver with copper.
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     2. To mix, as metals, so as to form a compound.
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     3. To abate, impair, or debase by mixture; to allay; as, to
        alloy pleasure with misfortunes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Alloy \Al*loy"\, v. t.
     To form a metallic compound.
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           Gold and iron alloy with ease.           --Ure.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Alloy \Al*loy"\, n. [OE. alai, OF. alei, F. aloyer, to alloy,
     alier to ally. See Alloy, v. t.]
     1. Any combination or compound of metals fused together; a
        mixture of metals; for example, brass, which is an alloy
        of copper and zinc. But when mercury is one of the metals,
        the compound is called an amalgam.
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     2. The quality, or comparative purity, of gold or silver;
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     3. A baser metal mixed with a finer.
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              Fine silver is silver without the mixture of any
              baser metal. Alloy is baser metal mixed with it.
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     4. Admixture of anything which lessens the value or detracts
        from; as, no happiness is without alloy. "Pure English
        without Latin alloy." --F. Harrison.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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" [syn: alloy, metal]
      2: the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of
         something [syn: admixture, alloy]
      v 1: lower in value by increasing the base-metal content [syn:
           debase, alloy]
      2: make an alloy of

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  175 Moby Thesaurus words for "alloy":
     Carboloy, Duralumin, Duriron, German silver, Monel Metal,
     Muntz metal, Stellite, Swedish steel, admix, admixture, adulterate,
     aggregate, allay, alloy iron, alloy steel, alloyage, alnico, alter,
     amalgam, amalgamate, amalgamation, babbitt, bell metal, bemingle,
     blend, brass, bronze, bush metal, canker, carbon steel,
     case-hardened steel, cast iron, change, cheapen, chisel steel,
     chrome-nickel steel, cinder pig, coalesce, coarsen, coin nickel,
     coin silver, combination, combine, combo, commingle, commix,
     commixture, compose, composite, composition, compound, concoct,
     concoction, confection, confound, conglomerate, constantan,
     contaminate, corrupt, cupronickel, damask, debase, debauch,
     decarbonized iron, defile, deflower, degenerate, degrade, denature,
     dental gold, deprave, desecrate, despoil, devalue, die steel,
     diminish, distort, drill steel, elinvar, emulsify, ensemble, fuse,
     fuse metal, fusion, galvanized iron, gilding metal, graphite steel,
     green gold, grid metal, gun metal, hard lead, hash, high brass,
     high-speed steel, homogenize, hot-work steel, immingle, immix,
     immixture, impair, infect, integrate, interblend, interfusion,
     interlace, interlard, intermingle, intermix, intermixture,
     intertwine, interweave, invar, jumble, knead, leaded bronze, magma,
     manganese bronze, merge, mingle, mingle-mangle, misuse, mix,
     mix up, mixture, moderate, modify, naval brass, nickel bronze,
     nickel silver, paste, pervert, pewter, phosphor bronze, pig,
     pinchbeck, poison, pollute, prostitute, ravage, ravish, red brass,
     rose metal, scramble, shot metal, shuffle, silicon bronze,
     silicon steel, solder, spiegeleisen, stainless steel, steel,
     sterling silver, stir up, structural iron, syncretize, taint,
     temper, throw together, tombac, tool steel, toss together,
     tula metal, twist, type metal, ulcerate, violate, vitiate,
     vulgarize, warp, white gold, white metal, work, wrought iron,
     yellow brass, yellow metal

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      A language by Thanasis Mitsolides
      which combines functional programming,
     object-oriented programming and logic programming ideas,
     and is suitable for massively parallel systems.
     Evaluating modes support serial or parallel execution, eager
     evaluation or lazy evaluation, nondeterminism or multiple
     solutions etc.  ALLOY is simple as it only requires 29
     primitives in all (half of which are for object oriented
     programming support).
     It runs on SPARC.
     ["The Design and Implementation of ALLOY, a Parallel Higher
     Level Programming Language", Thanasis Mitsolides
     , PhD Thesis NYU 1990].

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ALLOY, or ALLAY. An inferior metal, used with gold. and silver in making
  coin or public money. Originally, it was one of the allowances known by the
  name of remedy for errors, in the weight and purity of coins. The practice
  of making such allowances continued in all European mints after the reasons,
  upon which they were originally founded, had, in a great measure, ceased. In
  the imperfection of the art of coining, the mixture of the metals used, and
  the striking of the coins, could not be effected with, perfect accuracy.
  There would be some variety in the mixture of metals made at different
  times, although intended to be in the same proportions, and in different
  pieces of coin, although struck by the same process and from the same die.
  But the art of coining metals has now so nearly attained perfection, that
  such allowances have become, if not altogether, in a great measure at least,
  unnecessary. The laws of the United States make no allowance for
  deficiencies of weight. See Report of the Secretary of State of the United
  States, to the Senate of the U. S., Feb. 22, 1821, pp. 63, 64.
       2. The act of Congress of 2d of April, 1792, sect. 12, directs that the
  standard for all gold coins of the United States, shall be eleven parts fine
  to one part of alloy; and sect. 13, that the standard for all silver coins
  of the United States, shall be one thousand four hundred and eighty-five
  parts fine, to one hundred and seventy-nine parts alloy. 1 Story's L. U. S.
  20. By the act of Congress, 18th Feb. 1831, Sec. 8, it is provided, that the
  standard for both gold and silver coin of the United States, shall be such,
  that of one thousand parts by weight, nine hundred shall be of pure metal,
  and one hundred of alloy;  and the alloy of the silver coins shall be of
  copper, and the alloy of gold coins shall be of copper and silver, provided,
  that the silver do not exceed one-half of the whole alloy. See also, Smith's
  Wealth of Nations, vol. i., pp. 49, 50.

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