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Alloy vs. Stellite

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Alloynoun

A metal that is a combination of two or more elements, at least one of which is a metal.

Stellitenoun

Any of a range of alloys of cobalt and chromium

Alloynoun

(archaic) A metal of lesser value, mixed with a metal of greater value.

‘gold without alloy’;

Stellitenoun

a cobalt-base alloy with chromium and other metals; very hard; used to make cutting tools and for surfaces subject to heavy wear

Alloynoun

An admixture; something added which stains, taints etc.

Stellite

Stellite is a range of cobalt-chromium alloys designed for wear resistance. The alloys may also contain tungsten or molybdenum and a small, but important, amount of carbon.

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Alloynoun

(figurative) Fusion, marriage, combination.

Alloyverb

To mix or combine; often used of metals.

Alloyverb

To reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable substance.

‘to alloy gold with silver or copper, or silver with copper’;

Alloyverb

(figurative) To impair or debase by mixture.

‘to alloy pleasure with misfortunes’;

Alloynoun

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.

Alloynoun

The quality, or comparative purity, of gold or silver; fineness.

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Alloynoun

A baser metal mixed with a finer.

‘Fine silver is silver without the mixture of any baser metal. Alloy is baser metal mixed with it.’;

Alloynoun

Admixture of anything which lessens the value or detracts from; as, no happiness is without alloy.

Alloyverb

To reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable substance; as, to alloy gold with silver or copper, or silver with copper.

Alloyverb

To mix, as metals, so as to form a compound.

Alloyverb

To abate, impair, or debase by mixture; to allay; as, to alloy pleasure with misfortunes.

Alloyverb

To form a metallic compound.

‘Gold and iron alloy with ease.’;

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Alloynoun

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’;

Alloynoun

the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something

Alloyverb

lower in value by increasing the base-metal content

Alloyverb

make an alloy of

Alloy

An alloy is an admixture of metals, or a metal combined with one or more other elements. For example, combining the metallic elements gold and copper produces red gold, gold and silver becomes white gold, and silver combined with copper produces sterling silver.

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